Uni at the Fest: Writing Literary Fiction Today

Part of the Literature Festival Running from
Last event: Friday 22 November 2019 at 6pm
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  • Garret Theatre

Suspense, Mystery and Memory in Ruben’s Chambermaid

Cristina Pérez Valverde joins academics from the Modern Languages department at the University of Chester to discuss the book publishing industry and how it influences what people read and write. Her latest novel, La dama de Rubens, has been variously labelled as ‘historical’, ‘mystery’, ‘suspense’, and even ‘horror’, in several bookstores. In a discussion led by Mark Gant from the University of Chester, Cristina will be sharing her own writing experience, focussing on the decisions made while drafting La dama de Rubens, a novel in which personal and collective memory intertwine and the co-presence of the past with the present is explored and fictionalised.

Cristina Pérez Valverde is a Spanish writer and literary scholar. She is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Granada (Spain), where she teaches courses on fictionality and creative writing. During 2019 she has been on a tour across Latin America and Europe to present her latest novel, La dama de Rubens (2018).


Approx 60 mins

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