Olivia Lichtenstein is a BAFTA Award-winning documentary-maker and former editor of BBC’s Inside Story. Credits include Broadmoor for ITV and Melvyn Bragg: Wigton to Westminster for BBC2. She has written two novels: Things Your Mother Never Told You and Mrs Zhivago of Queen’s Park.
Meet the Author: Olivia Lichtenstein
Olivia Lichtenstein read and discussed Mrs Zhivago of Queen’s Park, her sharp, funny and deliciously entertaining first novel about how to survive being forty, married, and just a little bit bored with your life.
Mamma Mia! or The Joys of Family!
This was a hilarious session on parents and children, fiction that reads like real life and true stories so incredible they read like fiction. Be among the first to hear excerpts from Olivia Lichtenstein’s soon to be published new novel, Naked Yoga. We found out what happened when William Sutcliffe’s three fictional mothers, all dreaming of becoming grandmothers, descend on their 30-something sons. And discovered what it means to be brought up by parents obsessed with celebrity like Cosmo...
Tracy Chevalier and Esther Freud are two of our finest novelists and are both contributors to Reader, I Married Him – a soon-to-be-published anthology of stories inspired by Jane Eyre. They talk about the creative process, their stories, writing historical fiction, and their latest novels, At the Edge of the Orchard and Mr Mac and Me, with documentary maker Olivia Lichtenstein.