News and Events Archive: 2015-16

‍ OCTOBER 2016 

Frankfurt Book Fair

Patricia will be appearing at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 21st October.

View the Frankfurt Buchmesse website

‍ OCTOBER 2016 

Sophie and the Sibyl (German Edition)

Sophie und die Sibylle, the German translation by Barbara Schaden, will be published by Berlin Verlag in October 2016. To coincide with the publication Patricia will be doing a reading tour in Germany.


Victorians Trending on Twitter!

Reports from BAVS 2016 'Consuming (the) Victorians' 

We have compiled some of our favourite memories into a Storify thread for each day of the conference, so you can re-live them along with us. BAVS Postgraduates representative Emma Butcher has also put one together for the PGR/ECR workshops on 31 August

view the BAVS website

‍ AUGUST 2016 

BBC Proms

2 August 2016, BBC Radio (17:45 Imperial College Union)

Patricia will be talking about George Eliot, her travels in 19th-century Germany and the music she refers to in her novels and diaries as part of the BBC Proms Extra series. In conversation with Clare Walker-Gore of Trinity College, Cambridge. The discussion will be broadcast on Radio 3 during the Proms interlude. 

Listen or download the discussion from the BBC website 

‍ AUGUST 2016 

BAVS 2016 'Consuming (The) Victorians'

31 August 2016, Cardiff University, Wales

Patricia will be one of the keynote speakers at the annual British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) event in Wales with a paper entitled 'Imagining George Eliot'.

What is the difference between an historical novel and a Neo-Victorian historical novel? And what are the ethical, indeed metaphysical issues, that arise when a writer takes on a person who once lived, and whose life has generated many bio-graphies, and transforms them into a fictional character?

‍ JUNE 2016 

Bilingual Littfête

24-26 June 2016 St Clémentin, France

Patricia will be appearing as keynote speaker at the bilingual literary festival in the west of France. 

‍ MAY 2016 

Editing A Novel

9-14 May 2016 Arvon, Totleigh Barton, Devon

Patricia will be one of the tutors on the fiction course at the Arvon centre. 

View the Arvon website

‍ APRIL 2016 

Cleckheaton Literature Festival

21 April-1 May 2016 Cleckheaton, Yorkshire 

Patricia will be talking about her latest novel Sophie and the Sibyl and also leading a workshop - Beginning Writing on Saturday 30 April. 

‍ MARCH 2016 

King’s Lynn Fiction Festival

11-13 March 2016 Town Hall, King's Lynn

Patricia will be in conversation with DJ Taylor on 11 March

View the King’s Lynn Fiction Festival website

‍ NOVEMBER 2015 

The Green Carnation Prize

Sophie and the Sibyl has been shortlisted for The Green Carnation prize 2015. More information on the prize website. 

‍ OCTOBER 2015 

George Eliot Fellowship Annual Lecture

10 October 2015. Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre, Nuneaton

Patricia will be giving this year's lecture at 2:30pm


More Information on the George Eliot Fellowship website

' OCTOBER 2015 

Lifespans and Legacies

17 October 2015. University of Brighton

Historical Figures and Fictional Lives'

Patricia will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association. 


View the CWWA website

‍ OCTOBER 2015 

North Cornwall Book festival

24 October 2015. Stone Barn, St Endellion, Cornwall

Patricia will be making two appearances on Saturday, in the morning hosting a fiction workshop on the theme of 'Beginnings' and later in the day she will be talking about her own work. 


View the NCBF website

‍ JULY 2015 

Women Writing Pleasure

3 July 2015. Liverpool John Moores University

Patricia will be the keynote speaker at the Women Writing Pleasure event in Liverpool. 

‍ MAY 2015 

Material Traces of the Past in Contemporary Literature

6-8 May 2015. Malaga, Spain

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

View The Trace project website

‍ APRIL 2015 

Cambridge Literary Festival

19 April 2015. Cambridge Union Chamber

Two of our most inventive and original writers come together to talk about their new novels, Sophie and Sibyl and The Lost Child, in which both draw on giants of English literature: Duncker on George Eliot and Phillips on Emily Bronte, to create their own new and exciting works, yet drenched with the genius of the past. With Margaret Drabble in the chair this is an unmissable treat for literature lovers.


View the Cambridge Literary Festival website

‍ APRIL 2015 

London Book and Screen Week

15 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

‍ MARCH 2015 

Madeira Literary Festival

16-22 March 2015. Municipal Theatre Baltazar Dias, Funchal

Patricia will be appearing at the 2015 Madeira Literary Festival which is presented by Portuguese publishers Nova Delphi, she gave a short interview for the Madeira Literary Festival magazine which you can read from the link below.


Read the Festival magazine interview

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