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Roundtable: Working with Authors

Thursday 7 May 2020, 5.15PM

Join us for a lively and diverse roundtable discussion on the challenges and thrills of working with contemporary authors. Our panel will share their experiences of working with a range of authors on a wide variety of different projects, from translation to public engagement.  We will give practical tips on how to integrate interviews into your research, collaborate on editorial projects, navigate publishers and publications, and manage relationships. Speakers will each give a 10-minute informal talk followed by an open discussion and a Q&A session. 


  • Dr Alexandra-Kingston Reese (chair) 
  • Dr James Williams on editing poet and librettist Alice Goodman, History is Our Mother 
  • Dr Lola Boorman on interviewing short story writer Lydia Davis
  • Dr Bryan Radley on interviewing authors in public 
  • Dr Nicoletta Asciuto on translating Natalia Ginzburg and Katja Perat
  • Professor John Bowen on working with David Edgar on A Christmas Carol for the RSC 

This event will be held via Zoom, meeting link

When joining the session please mute your microphone upon entry, although you are welcome to have your cameras on (it is good to see each other’s faces!) 

Please BYO drinks and nibbles and help us kick off our exciting Summer Term research programme. 


Location: Online.

Admission: This event is open to all but will be of particular interest to PhD and MA students in the Modern School.