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Events - Turning the Political into Fiction

Turning the Political into Fiction Chaired by Lucy Popescu Waterstones Gower st, Friday 12 October, 6.30pm Tickets £8/£6 incls wine https://www.waterstones.com/events/turning-the-political-into-fiction/london-gower-street
Lucy Popescu presents an evening of readings and discussion on the subject of turning political events into compelling literature and, in times of censorship, using fiction to write about political repression with Héctor Abad, Georgina Harding, Hamid Ismailov and John McGhie.
Héctor Abad was born in Medellín, Colombia, in 1958, where he studied medicine, philosophy and journalism. After being expelled from university for writing a defamatory text against the Pope, he moved to Italy. In 2008, Abad was a guest of the DAAD‘s Artist-in-Residence Programme in Berlin. He now lives in Colombia. He will be reading from his bestselling novel, The Farm, about a Colombian family defending their mountain home against guerrillas and paramilitaries. It’s been hailed as “today’s literar…