An Evening with Philippa Gregory and Tracy Chevalier

18 Sep 2024

Intelligence Squared presents

An evening with Philippa Gregory and Tracy Chevalier

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Philippa Gregory and Tracy Chevalier have defined the genre of historical fiction for decades. Both renowned for bringing to life women’s stories from the past and making them relevant to today’s reader, between them they’ve produced a multitude of global bestsellers including The Other Boleyn Girl and Girl with a Pearl Earring.

On September 18 they join Reeta Chakrabarti on the Intelligence Squared stage to transport us through time and place. They’ll explore the art of weaving history into compelling narratives, delving into the research that underpins their work and the challenges of crafting authentic voices from the past for those who have had no voice.

This will be one of the first events at which Tracy will discuss her spellbinding new novel The Glassmaker, a richly-drawn tale of artisan craftsmanship, female perseverance, and the beauty of Venice. Philippa will be talking about her ground-breaking study, Normal Woman, which takes women out of the footnotes and reassembles the history of women in England showing how their lives have changed over 900 years from 1066 to the present.

Join us at Kiln for a captivating evening of literature and historical storytelling.

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Dates

18 Sep 2024

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‘A triumph… a brilliant idea carried out with confidence and brio and a deep love of an extraordinary city. The ingenuity of the time-skipping is beyond admiration’ Philip Pullman

‘Spellbinding…. Chevalier at her fabulous best. A rich, vivid and gently enchanting novel’ Elif Shafak

Praise for Normal Women

‘Gregory has the novelist’s eye for the quirky and the vivid; the wryness of a confident narrator. Normal Women…is a lasting work of social history…” The Times

‘You’ll lose count of the number of things you learn about women and their skewed place in history … the book reframes the past … an essential read’ The Independent