Writing to Change the World

Michael Arditti, Amanda Craig, Moris Farhi, Nina Caplan


Here were three writers not afraid to tackle serious issues: racism and homophobia, the right to die, the meaning of art, the absurdity of cycles of vengeance, faith and religion – and much more. Their novels are gripping, generous and thought provoking. They discussed the role of literature and its impact on our lives.

Michael Arditti

Michael Arditti is a reviewer and novelist. His two most recent novels are The Enemy of the Good and Jubilate.

Amanda Craig

Amanda Craig is the author of six novels, including A Vicious CircleLove In Idleness and, most recently, Hearts and Minds, which has been optioned for development as a TV drama series by Hat Trick for Channel 4. She lives in London, is a reviewer and broadcaster, and is also the children’s book critic for The Times. Amanda Craig is currently completing her next novel.

Moris Farhi

Moris Farhi was born in Turkey. He is a celebrated playwright and screenwriter, and the author ofChildren of the Rainbow, Young Turk, Journey Through the Wilderness and his latest novel, A Designated Man. He has chaired the Writers in Prison programme for both English and International PEN.

Nina Caplan