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Event 15

AN ABUSE OF HISTORY?

The border zone between history and fiction can be dangerous territory. When, if ever, is speculation acceptable? Is invention justified? Can fictionalising history advance the understanding of truth? Pre-eminent British historian Antony Beevor takes on local creative non-fiction writer Joanna Grochowicz and historical fiction novelist Rosetta Allan in a light-hearted consideration of the pros and cons of monkeying with the historical record. Chaired by Hannah August.

This event will now be held in the Hunua Room, not the Heartland Festival Room as originally stated in print programme.

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Antony Beevor will also be appearing in Event 81: The Heart of War.

Fri, 17 May 2019

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