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'The Novel in the Viola - A True Story?' or, why do we want our fiction to be fact?

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Natasha Solomons is a screenwriter and author whose novels have been translated into 13 languages. Her first book ’Mr Rosenblum’s List’ was shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year award and she is currently working on the screenplay for ’Cowboy / Film 4’. Her second book ’The Novel in the Viola’ was a 2011 Richard and Judy Summer Read. In between writing novels she eats biscuits and dreams about finishing her PhD research on eighteenth-century poetry.

This talk is one of a programme of events run by Lucy Cavendish College which are open to the public. Places are limited so we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. Book your place by emailing

This is also the first of the College’s Women’s Word events for 2011/12 – the annual festival of women’s ideas.

Natasha’s talk will last 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute discussion.

This talk is part of the Lucy Cavendish College public lecture series series.

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