Why do we always root for the underdog? Why are we drawn to tales of overcoming impossible odds and what makes tragedy and despair such essential ingredients in the irrepressible and life-affirming narrative phenomenon of hope?
Join acclaimed author, Rowan Coleman, award-winning writer and journalist, David Barnett, and successful screen actor-turned-author, George Costigan, as they discuss how the books we read impact upon the way we live our lives, causing us to wrestle with the problems of our protagonists just as we celebrate their successes.
Our panel features authors who have written great stories of hope, from a man rebuilding his home by hand via another finding his place on the planet whilst alone in outer space, to how, with the benefits of time-travel, one woman strives to hold her family together. Don’t miss three of the UK’s finest authors discussing the importance of hope as a theme in contemporary fiction and its significance in today’s testing times.