Thursday, September 15, 2011
Caroline Moorehead and Michèle Roberts- Resistance, friendship and survival
Monday 26 September, 7.00pm.
Caroline Moorehead and Michèle Roberts
Resistance, friendship and survival
Chaired by Ellah Allfrey
In A Train in Winter, published this month, Caroline Moorehead tells the harrowing but inspiring story of a group of French women sent
by cattle-truck to Auschwitz in January 1943. Michèle Roberts’s new novel, Ignorance, to be published by Bloomsbury next spring, explores the lives of women in north-western France as they struggle to survive the occupation by means both fair and foul. In a
conversation chaired by Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Editor of Granta magazine, the two discuss the challenges of dealing, in fact and fiction,
with suffering and human depravity; the complexities of heroism; and the long-term effects of fighting for your life.
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House. This event is organised by the Royal Society of Literature in association with Granta magazine, and is generously sponsored by ALCS.
The Royal Society of Literature
T: 0207 845 4677 (direct line)