Feisty Fictions

Linda Grant, Sarah Moss

05/03/2017 2:00 pm
Kings Place, Hall 2

Linda’s Grant’s sparkling new novel, The Dark Circle, is set in 1950, two years into the NHS, revolving around a TB sanatorium in the Kent countryside, where the East End Lynsky twins are the only Jews. It has been described as ‘drenched in colour and light’; and is at once very funny and heart-breaking, offering a penetrating vision of the swiftly changing landscape of the post-war era.

Sarah Moss’s courageous and unflinching novel of contemporary life, The Tidal Zone, explores parental love, overwhelming fear, illness and recovery. It is about clever teenagers and the challenges of marriage. It is about the NHS, academia, sex and gender in the twenty-first century and confirms Moss as a writer of luminous intelligence. They talk to journalist and broadcaster Erica Wagner.

Linda Grant

Linda Grant writes both fiction and non-fiction. When I Lived in Modern Times won the Orange Prize and The Clothes on Their Backs, shortlisted for the Man Booker, won the South Bank Show Award.

Sarah Moss

Erica Wagner

Erica Wagner was born in New York. She is contributing literary editor at Harper’s Bazaar, former literary editor of The Times, a broadcaster and award-winning writer of many genres, including fiction, biography and poetry.
Francine Prose and Laura Cumming have had to cancel their festival appearances for personal reasons.