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Beveridge 2.0: Writing Fiction to Dramatise Inequality at the London School of Economics

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Time 19:00
Date 21/02/18
Price Free

Join authors Louise Doughty, Winnie M Li and Professor Nicola Lacey as they discuss whether literature about inequality can reach audiences in ways that social science research can't.

How can literature reach audiences in ways that social science research about inequality can’t? How can narratives about fictional characters dramatise lived experiences of social inequality – and what are the ethical implications of creating these narratives for a mass readership?

This event brings together two award-winning authors (one established, one emerging) whose fiction explores various forms of social inequality. Louise Doughty, author of eight novels, is best known for her bestselling Apple Tree Yard, which was adapted into a BBC TV series. Winnie M Li is a PhD student at LSE, whose debut novel Dark Chapter, recently won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize and is inspired by her own lived experience of rape. They will be discussing these questions wtih Shani Orgad, whose work focuses on the representation of gender in media narratives, and Nicola Lacey, whose work focuses on feminist analysis of law, law and literature and biography.

This event is free and open to all, but a ticket is required. Online booking will open for events in the LSE Festival from 12noon on Tuesday 6 February 2018