ELSEWHERE: NEW WRITING COMMISSIONS
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Michel Faber once stated that ‘the more the writer tries to force the reader to regard something as amazing and special, the more suspicious and bored the reader will become.’ Perhaps that explains the deadpan manner in which, in a story commissioned by the Book Festival, a woman walks into a police station and says: ‘I was abducted by aliens. Abduction is a crime.’ Join the acclaimed author of The Crimson Petal and the White to hear how ‘elsewhere’ can be hilariously ordinary.
Tickets go on sale on 26 June 2010
Added by canongatebooks on June 21, 2010