WHAT IS PRIVATE? | Free Word

Tue 16 Oct
19:00 - 20:30

Presented by:
Free Word and The Royal Society of Literature

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An exploration of memoirs and the deeply personal nature of public art


Does information about us truly belong to us?

When does a crime, a life or a relationship become of public interest? And who gets to decide?

Join prolific writer Blake Morrison in conversation with British-Iranian writer, Ramita Navai, as they explore the complexities of privacy in modern society, and the tensions between what’s public and what’s private.

 

Please note: you’re invited to submit questions in advance for this open-forum event to info@rsliterature.org

Tue 16 Oct
19:00 - 20:30
£10 / £7

Free Word and The Royal Society of Literature

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Blake Morrison

Author and Poet

Blake Morrison has circled questions of the public and private throughout his writing, from his memoir When Did You Last See Your Father to his critical commentary on the James Bulger case, and his most recent novel, The Executor, in which he interrogates the ethical responsibilities of the literary executor.

Ramita Navai

Journalist and Author

Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian writer, who was previous Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 to 2006, and documentary-maker for Channel 4’s Unreported World.  Her first book, City of Lies, won the Debut Political Book of the Year at the 2015 Political Book Awards, and was awarded an RSL Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction.

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