Portraits of Writers: Doris Lessing

Contributor/s : Margaret Drabble

Recorded on date : February 12, 2018

Recorded at Location : British Library Knowledge Centre

Funder Title: T. S. Eliot Estate

Novelist and short story writer Margaret Drabble discusses the ethics of portraiture, the public versus the private image, the defining of character in paint and prose, and the many faces of Doris Lessing.

This event was part of ‘Portraits of Writers’, a series of talks in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, to coincide with the exhibition ‘On Paper: Portraits of Writers’.

Recorded on November 8 2012.

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