2020 HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST SERIES: ONLINE TALK WITH ELISABETH GIFFORD

2020 HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST SERIES: ONLINE TALK WITH ELISABETH GIFFORD

Date/Time
Date(s) - Thu 4th Feb, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm


The 2020 Highland Book Prize Longlist series: Online Talk with Elisabeth Gifford, author of novel, The Lost Lights of St Kilda

How to find a story in history

Elisabeth will talk about finding story structure in past true events, and in doing so, how to stay true to history. Within this she will explore, how many liberties can a historical novelist take or not take. Elisabeth will also discuss evoking place and setting.


Elisabeth worked as a dyslexia and reading specialist in Kingston for many years while raising three children. She holds a diploma in creative writing at Oxford OUDCE and a Masters in creative writing at Bedford Square, Royal Holloway, University of London. Her first historical novel was shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association debut award and she has since written four more historical novels.  Her husband is from St Andrews and her family spend as much time as possible in Scotland, and on holidays in the Hebrides. Elisabeth also writes children’s stories for an African health charity. She is inspired by Gaelic and Scots history and family and child welfare.


We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below.

This event is brought to you as part of a series celebrating the 2020 Highland Book Prize longlist. Over the next few months, Moniack Mhor will be running sessions with longlisted writers including workshops, individual and in-conversation talks. All will be delivered via Zoom and supported by a member of the Moniack Mhor/Highland Book Prize team.

Our thanks go to the William Grant Foundation who provide funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize.

Photo credit: portrait by © Josh Gifford

 

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