November 21, 2019
What’s So Great About George Eliot?
The RSL is taking bookings from Members and Fellows only. Public tickets will be available from the British Library website from 30 August for BL Members and 4 September for general sale.
In Adam Bede, George Eliot wrote: ‘No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.’ Two hundred years after her birth, a panel of writers discuss Eliot’s literary legacy and her continued influence on contemporary writers, asking: what's so great about George Eliot? Deborah Moggach has written 19 novels, including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever, both of which were made into films. Her screenplays include the BAFTA-nominated Pride and Prejudice, and her latest novel, The Carer, is published in 2019. Sathnam Sanghera is an award winning journalist and has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards twice, for his memoir The Boy With The Topknot and his novel Marriage Material. Their discussion is chaired by Eliot biographer, Kathryn Hughes. Her works include George Eliot: The Last Victorian and Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum.
This event is in partnership with the George Eliot Fellowship.
We are grateful to the TLS for supporting this event.
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