Tuesday 13 May 2014
5 pm (refreshments) for 5.30 pm
In what ways does the lyric novel differ from more conventional forms of storytelling? How might the sound of a text influence our response to it? Is reading a process of “hearing” as well as understanding? Kirsty Gunn will be discussing the particular concerns with sound and music that face her as a writer of long and short fiction when creating her texts – with particular reference to her latest work The Big Music, which came out in paperback last year.
Kirsty Gunn is the author of seven works of fiction, including short stories and a collection of fragments and meditations. She is published by Faber and around the world in more than 122 languages. Her latest novel, The Big Music, was shortlisted for the James Tait Black and Impac awards and won the New Zealand Book of the Year 2013. She has a Chair in Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee and lives in London and Scotland. Her new book of short stories, Infidelities, will be published by Faber and Faber later this year.
Seminar Convenor: Dr Clare Morgan
Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing
Mawby Room, Kellogg College,
62 Banbury Road
All are welcome and no bookings are necessary