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Stranger than Fiction

Part of Young Adult Literature Weekender

Strange cults and weird societies exist and end up making headlines around the world. We hear from two authors who have drawn on some of these tales from reality and weaved them into narratives that sit on the edge between reality and fiction.

Laura Eve is a self-described professional fantasist and the author of novels Fearsome Dreamer, The Illusionists and The Graces, the latter of which has been published in 10 languages so far.

Will Hill’s YA novel, After The Fire, is a thrilling read inspired by a real life American cult and the Waco Siege of 1993. It has recently been announced as a Zoella Book Club pick for the summer.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2


Included in Pass
£10, £16

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Age recommendation
For ages 13 – 25

This event is included in both the Young Adult Literature Weekender Sunday Pass and Young Adult Literature Weekender Weekend Pass.