Women Who Write: Dystopia
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
- Time: 7pm-8pm
- Venue: Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre
Suitable for: 14+
From The Handmaid’s Tale to The Power, the rise and revival of women-driven dystopian fiction cannot be ignored. Join Hanna Jameson, author of The Last, and Fiona Shaw, author of Outwalkers, for some lively discussion on the concept of dystopia, and the impact of female writers on the genre.
The Last is the #1 best seller about the end of the world, asking important questions about life, morality, and keeping hold of your humanity despite the surrounding chaos. A murder mystery, a thriller, and a dystopian future rolled into one, The Last has been acclaimed by readers and critics alike.
Outwalkers tells the story of Jake, a boy trying to escape a version of England where the Government can track anyone, anywhere, using chips implanted in all newborns. He escapes his orphanage to try and cross the border to Scotland as part of a gang of Outwalkers. This is a must-read for any fan of the genre, and an excellent ‘first dystopia’ for young adult readers.