Our final BookTalk event for the Spring will celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Brontë with a discussion of her only – confirmed – novel: Wuthering Heights. When Wuthering Heights was published in 1847, one reviewer remarked that ‘the reader is shocked, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity, … Continue reading BookTalk event, 11th June 2018: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Our next BookTalk event will focus on Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, marking the 150 year anniversary of its first publication in 1868. The Moonstone is considered by many to be the first novel of detective fiction. T. S. Eliot described it as “the first, the longest, and … Continue reading BookTalk event, 16th May 2018: Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone
Writing for The Guardian in October 2016, John Mullan looked at the development of the contemporary thriller genre and examined how Collins’ “melodramatic crowd-pleasers” laid the groundwork for titles such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (2012) and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (2015). Read what he had to say about The Moonstone here.
The Moonstone has been the subject of numerous adaptations for television, radio and film, the most recent of these being by the BBC in 2016 and starring Terenia Edwards, Joshua Silver and John Edwards.
Author Carly Holmes reviews Tyler Keevil’s new novel, No Good Brother for the Wales Arts Review.
James Burton discusses how Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? prompts readers to reconsider our definitions of the human and the non-human.
This article was originally published on The Conversation on 10 April 2018.
Tickets for our musical, BookTalk-with-a-difference event on 25th April 2018 are available from Eventbrite now.