Book Tickets

Patrick Gale and Eve McBride

Swindon Festival of Literature

Swindon Arts Centre

Wed 6 May

Patrick Gale and Eve McBride

PATRICK GALE and EVE McBRIDE – finding truths in fiction.

Can writing fiction help us find truth? How can we best explore what happens in life? Where do facts end and stories begin? What do we discover when we look back at events in our lives?

In his latest book, A Place Called Winter, best-selling novelist Patrick Gale bases his story on true events that happened in his own family history, taking his main character from the golden suburbs of Edwardian England to the newly-colonised Canadian prairies, and a struggle for survival.

In her novel, No Worst, There is None, Canadian writer and broadcaster Eve McBride fictionalises a true event of the mid-eighties, an infamous and dreadful crime committed against a young woman. Her book includes an exploration of grieving, the nuances of psychopathology, and the uncanny ability of dogs to transform human suffering.

BOOK BOTH: If you would also like to book for the performance of Jung Chang this evening, save £1.50 from each full price ticket purchase by calling Ticket Office on 01793 524481 and asking about the Book Both offer.

Tickets: £8.00
Concessions: £7.00*

*A 50 pence per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Wyvern Friends; Groups of 10+ please call 01793 524481 to buy fee-free.