Thu 08 Mar
Running Time: 90 minutes
Venue: Explore York Library & Archives
Ticket Information: £7
Elizabeth Buchan and Joy Rhoades have both written acclaimed novels set in the shadow of the Second World War. Join them as they discuss the fact and fiction of the war and the stories that inspire their writing.
Elizabeth Buchan is a bestselling author and Costa judge. Elizabeth’s previous novels include the prizewinning Consider the Lily and I Can’t Begin to Tell You, which was a World Book Night pick for 2016. Her new book, The New Mrs. Clifton, is set in London and Berlin in the 1940s. Elizabeth reviews for The Sunday Times and the Daily Mail, and is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival and of the National Academy of Writing.
Joy Rhoades was born in Roma in western Queensland, with an early memory of flat country and a broad sky. It was in New York that she wrote much of The Woolgrower’s Companion, a novel inspired in part by snippets of her grandmother’s life and times. She now lives in London with her husband and their two young children, but she misses the Australian sky.