19 Friday 3 March, 6pm-7pm Al Khayma, InterContinental
'Memory runs to the heart of narrative; to our personal narratives. We comfort ourselves by gently re-editing our own story.” – Patrick Gale
Two authors who have been widely praised for the psychological insights in their writing discuss the role memory plays in creating a powerful work of fiction.
Patrick Gale is the author of Notes from an Exhibition and A Place Called Winter, among others – books in which memory, and the ways people define themselves, are crucial themes.
Annabel Kantaria’s gripping novels Coming Home and The Disappearance explore how our memories can obscure the truths of the past – and in her upcoming book we will meet a woman who tricks her husband into thinking he is losing his memory.