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All Memory is Fiction

Event 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.

Language: English

All Memory is Fiction

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Montegrappa Winners: The Secrets of Success

Event 178 Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.45pm Al Ras 2, InterContinental

The Montegrappa Prize has proved adept at identifying great writers among the UAE’s writing population. With the fifth group of winners announced earlier in the day, four past winners join the prize’s judge and co-founder, literary agent Luigi Bonomi, for a look at how their careers are going so far and what they have learned from becoming published writers.

Luigi Bonomi is the founder of Luigi Bonomi Associates, where he represents authors including John Humphrys, Esther Rantzen and Alan Titchmarsh.

Charlotte Butterfield was a runner-up in the 2016 competition and is the latest to have a book published  – her debut, Me, You and Tiramisu, launched in this very session!

Rachel Hamilton was a runner up in the first competition with The Case of the Exploding Loo; the third instalment in her hilarious Unicorn in New York series, Louie in a Spin, has just been published.

Jessica Jarlvi is a PR professional and a runner-up in the 2016 competition; her first book will be the forthcoming When I Wake Up.

Annabel Kantaria won the inaugural prize in 2013 with Coming Home; she followed this with The Disappearance in 2016 and is working on her third book.

Lucy Strange’s debut The Secret of Nightingale Wood was recently published, after being a runner-up in the 2014 competition, and immediately found fame as a Waterstones Book of the Month.

Language: English

Montegrappa Winners: The Secrets of Success

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