Why Women Read Fiction with Helen Taylor, Beth O’Leary and Catherine Isaac at The Lowry

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Why Women Read Fiction with Helen Taylor, Beth O'Leary and Catherine Isaac at The Lowry, Manchester, 27 March 2020, from £10 - Book now

Why is fiction so appealing to women? Join Helen Taylor, Beth O’Leary and Catherine Isaac as they explore why women are the main buyers and readers of fiction, members of book clubs and attendees at literary festivals. This bestselling line-up will discuss the special appeal and changing readership of the genres of romance, erotica and crime.

Why Women Read Fiction will draw upon interviews with women readers and writers, including Hilary Mantel, Helen Dunmore, Louise Doughty, Sarah Dunant, Katie Fforde and Lennie Goodings, who is appearing at the Words Weekend festival on Saturday.

Helen Taylor was the founding Director of the Liverpool Literary Festival, is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Exeter and is an Honorary Fellow of the British Association of American Studies. Her book Why Women Read Fiction will be published in February 2020.

Catherine Isaac wrote Bridesmaids while on maternity leave as a trainee reporter at the Liverpool Echo. From her eight subsequent best-selling novels, You Me Everything was selected by the Richard & Judy Book Club, and has been translated into 24 languages, with a movie adaptation in development by Lionsgate and Temple Hill. Catherine’s latest novel, Messy, Wonderful Us, is about the transformative power of love.

Beth O’Leary’s debut The Flat Share was a top 10 bestseller in 2019. Her highly anticipated follow-up The Switch will be published by Quercus in April 2020.

Why Women Read Fiction with Helen Taylor, Beth O'Leary and Catherine Isaac at The Lowry, Manchester

27 March 2020 6:00 pm
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