Author talk with Stephen Michael Moore

28 Apr 2016
13:00 - 15:00
Cleckheaton Library

Author talk with Stephen Michael Moore

Event Type: Authors Talk

Jason Hewitt proudly returns to Cleckheaton this year with Devastation Road, the follow-up to his widely acclaimed debut, The Dynamite Room. Set in May 1945, Devastation Road tells the story of Owen, a man who wakes up in a field suffering from amnesia and attempts to make his way home through the war-torn wastelands of Europe. Recently long-listed for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, it is a deeply compelling and poignant story that, like the novels of Pat Barker or Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong, evokes the tragedy of war.

Jason will discuss his work and its comparisons to today’s ongoing refugee crisis with local author Stephen Michael Moore; as well as the role of historical fiction and how novelists collect, collate and use their research to bring the past to life.

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