Upcoming festivals and events
I’m looking forward to a number of upcoming events this Autumn …
Friday, September 16th: Waterstones Piccadilly. Writing Evil: Fiction and the rise and fall of Nazi Germany: I’ll be talking about the rise and fall of the Third Reich and its portrayal in fiction with Michael Ridpath (Shadows of War), William Ryan (The Constant Soldier) and Jason Hewitt (Devastation Road). We’ll discuss our versions of life inside Nazi Germany from a variety of narrative angles, ask where the line between fact and fiction lies, and how novels can help us to understand the repercussions of Europe’s darkest hour.
Sunday September 18th: Chiswick Festival. 3pm: Professor Adrian Stevens is joined by authors Jane Thynne (Faith and Beauty) and James MacManus (Midnight in Berlin), as they discuss their individual explorations of this attempt on Hitler’s life and consider the appeal of capturing in their fiction the evocative sense of place that Berlin creates.
Monday, September 19th: Chiswick library. Berlin in Fiction.
Saturday, October 15th: Isle of Wight literary festival. I’ll be giving an illustrated talk called The Real Housewives of Nazi Germany exploring the lives of the Nazi wives and girlfriends, their influence on the politics of the Third Reich and the research and inspiration behind the Clara Vine series.