No-one lies like an eye witness: uncovering truths in fact and fiction | University of Oxford

No-one lies like an eye witness: uncovering truths in fact and fiction

Speaker
Alice Jolly
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 19:00
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Writers don’t actually make anything up. All their ideas are borrowed from somewhere or someone. They inevitably mine their own lives and the lives of other people for ideas, inspiration and concrete details. But does anyone have the right to tell any story? What are the writer’s responsibilities when laying bare his / her own life – or the lives of others? Fact and fiction may be blurred but are there boundaries which should never be crossed? Reflections from novelist, playwright, and memoirist Alice Jolly.