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.
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
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.
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?
24-26 June 2016 St Clémentin, France
Patricia will be appearing as keynote speaker at the bilingual literary festival in the west of France.
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.
Sophie and the Sibyl has been shortlisted for The Green Carnation prize 2015. More information on the prize website.
10 October 2015. Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre, Nuneaton
Patricia will be giving this year's lecture at 2:30pm
' OCTOBER 2015
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.
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.
3 July 2015. Liverpool John Moores University
Patricia will be the keynote speaker at the Women Writing Pleasure event in Liverpool.
6-8 May 2015. Malaga, Spain
Patricia will be a keynote speaker at this international seminar at the University of Malaga in Spain.
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.
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.
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.
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