Leeds Lit Fest presents
Origins and Endings:Origins. British Council funded Leeds Lit Fest International Writer in Residence Diane Cook from the USA opens Leeds Lit Fest on the theme of Origins and Endings, showcasing her work and exploring the role of the writer in contemporary society. How does speculative and apocalyptic fiction have its origins in the present? Why is it important for writers to imagine our world as it could be, for better or worse?
Diane Cook is the author of the novel, The New Wilderness, and the story collection, Man v Nature which was a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, the Believer Book Award, and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.
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This event is a partnership event with Leeds Lit Fest and Leeds Beckett University and supported by The British Council.