Sally Magnusson: Gifted StorytellingFestival
19 May 12:00 - 13:00
Half Icelandic, half Scottish, the broadcaster, journalist and bestselling writer Sally Magnusson has inherited a rich storytelling tradition. Her new novel, The Sealwoman’s Gift, brilliantly reimagines the true events of a pirate raid on one of Iceland’s Westman Islands in 1627, when a pastor, his wife and children — and half their island — were abducted into slavery. What happened next? Ásta, the remarkable heroine, has just one thing from home to help her live: stories. Join Sally as she talks about her book, the power of storytelling and giving voice to a woman at a time when women everywhere were largely silent. Bring your own questions for Sally for the Q&A session at the end.
"It leaps from the page… A remarkable feat of imagination." - Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
Part of ReimagiNation: Glenrothes, produced by the Edinburgh International Book Festival in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust, supported by the players of People's Postcode Lottery
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