By exploring an episode of her own life in the context of a residential creative writing course, Miranda France examines how and why we tell our own stories in The Writing School. Can writing be taught? Via live stream, France joins Sian Cain to test the proposition.
Please note: Miranda France appears via live stream.
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Miranda France is a writer, translator, editor and critic who grew up in East Anglia and Sussex. In the early 1990s, she lived in Brazil, Edinburgh and Buenos Aires. In 1996, she won the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for a piece about her time in Buenos Aires. Her first book, Bad Times in Buenos Aires, was published in 1998. She is a consultant editor for the Times Literary Supplement and a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. Her latest book is The Writing School: A Memoir.
Sian Cain is deputy culture editor for Guardian Australia. She is a former literary journalist at the Guardian in London and has interviewed the likes of George Saunders, Neil Gaiman and Sally Rooney. She also previously worked at CNN and the ABC. She has judged the Gordon Burn prize and the Royal Society of Literature's Encore award.