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Bethan Roberts & Lawrence Sail

Frog and butterfly

Bethan Roberts explores the processes by which truth transmutes into fiction, and Lawrence Sail considers the balance between recognition and discovery in creative work. Bethan Roberts explores the varying ways in which truth has transmuted into fiction in her novels, the different nature of truth in fiction versus truth in historical research, and how far she’s prepared to go when inhabiting characters who are also real people. Lawrence Sail considers the balance between recognising things and discovering them, as experienced during the creative writing process, particularly in poetry.


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