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Patricia Duncker is the author of Hallucinating Foucault (winner of the Dillons First Fiction Award and the McKitterick Prize in 1996), The Deadly Space Between, James Miranda Barry and Miss Webster and Chérif (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2007). She has written two books of short fiction, Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Trees (shortlisted for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award in 1997) and Seven Tales of Sex and Death, and a collection of essays on writing and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall. Most recently, she published The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge (shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2010 and the Green Carnation Prize 2011).

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Published 9 April 2015




London Book and Screen Week

library15 April 2015. The Bloomsbury Institute, London

To celebrate the London Book Fair and London Book and Screen Week, the Bloomsbury Institute invites you to spend an evening with John Mullan and Patricia Duncker as they explore the relationship between publishers and their authors, through Patricia's entertaining new novel Sophie and the Sibyl a lively imagining of the great, unconventional novelist George Eliot as well as a witty tale of love, literature and liberal thinking.

View the Bloomsbury Institute website

Material Traces of the Past in Contemporary Literature

traces-poster6-8 May 2015. Malaga, Spain.

Patricia will be a keynote speaker at this international seminar at the University of Malaga in Spain.

View The Trace in Literature website

View or download the poster

New Portuguese Editions and Madeira Literary Festival


irmas-coverPublishers Nova Delphi have issued a new Portuguese translation of Hallucinating Foucault and a translation of Sisters and Strangers.

View Nova Delphi website

Patricia will be appearing at the Madeira Literary Festival in March. See the events page for details and a link to an interview for the festival magazine.

View the Madeira Literary Festival Website




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