Elizabeth Macneal and Naomi Wood

Two powerful works of fiction set in times of radical change for art and society. Elizabeth MacNeal’s debut 'The Doll Factory', set in London in 1851, brings to life rivalries, ambitions and secrets in a world that the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood was intent on changing. 'The Hiding Game' by Naomi Wood enters the Bauhaus art school in 1922, as political tensions escalate in Germany and the Bauhaus comes under threat. Host Daniel Hahn.

Elizabeth Macneal is a writer and potter. 'The Doll Factory', her debut novel, won the Caledonia Novel Award 2018.

Naomi Wood is author of 'The Godless Boys' and the award-winning 'Mrs. Hemingway', which won the British Library Writer’s Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award. It was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. She teaches at the University of East Anglia.

Saturday 22 February 2020, 3.30-4.30pm, The Arden.* £6 (* Please note change of venue from the venue given on the printed programme)

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