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The Folio Academy Sessions, Narratives of Fear

Fear is, arguably, the dominant narrative register of our age.

Fear is, arguably, the dominant narrative register of our age. We encounter it every day in the news, in increasingly bellicose political rhetoric and, all too often, in our own lives. It’s a commonplace that, to counter it, we turn to stories for comfort and escape. But is it best to look away? Or is it better to face what scares us most by confronting it head on, not least through the art of storytelling? Evie Wyld, author of Miles Franklin Award-winning All The Birds, Singing, Andrew Michael Hurley, whose The Loney won the 2015 Costa First Novel Prize, and Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers discuss with Financial Times Comments Editor, Jonathan Derbyshire, their fascination with what lies in the darkness.


Evie Wyld | talks
Max Porter | talks
Andrew Michael Hurley | talks


Date and Time:

19 June 2016 at 3:15 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



British Library
96 Euston Road


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