An afternoon in the company of one of the UK’s most witty and mischievous authors, Fay Weldon. Fay will be talking about two newly published books - After the Peace and Why Will No-One Publish my Novel? The former is a delectable account of family life as we live it now, the story of the Honourable Guinevere Dilberne, daughter of Arnold, 11th Earl of Dilberne, Sandra Sinclair and Rita Boniface. Yes, that’s right. Three parents. Or, in fact, four, if you wish to count Sandra’s husband Clive. Though he played little part in it. These days, anything can happen...
Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? is a collection of tips for budding writers as she steers the reader on the way to becoming a writer. Full of her trademark wit, Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? delights and amuses at the same time as offering up useful tips for all those who yearn to be published.
Fay Weldon is one of Britain’s most important and distinctive literary voices. She published her first novel, A Fat Woman’s Joke, in 1967, and has gone on to write over thirty works. In 2001, she received a CBE for services to literature. Fay will be in conversation with The Guardian’s Associate Editor, Culture – Claire Armitstead.
Fay Weldon (photo: Alex Baker)