11.30 –12.30. The Cutfield Freeman Marquee. Admission £7.
Louise Doughty is the author of five radio plays and nine novels, including the phenomenon that was Apple Tree Yard. Its television adaptation was viewed by seven million per episode and one anticipates the same is in store for her latest. Platform Seven is every bit as gripping. It starts as a whodunnit confined to the reaches of Peterborough Station and what the ghost of a recent suicide can see and hear, but then expands to become a thriller about coercive control, gaslighting and a touching meditation on mortality. Was it a suicide after all, or a kind of murder? Louise will be in conversation with her old friend the novelist, Patrick Gale
Louise’s most recent paperback, Black Water, was nominated as one of the New York Times Book Review Top 100 Notable Books of 2016. Her sixth novel, Whatever You Love, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has also won awards for radio drama and short stories, along with publishing one work of non-fiction, A Novel in a Year, based on her popular newspaper column. She is a critic and cultural commentator for UK and international newspapers, broadcasts regularly for the BBC and has been the judge for many prizes and awards including the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Novel Award. She lives in London.
Follow Louise Doughty on Twitter: @DoughtyLouise.
Find out more on her website: www.louisedoughty.com.
To read a review of Platform Seven
in The Guardian click here,
in The Evening Standard click here,
and in the FT click here.
To watch the short film Louise made as part of our NCBF At Home season, click here.