Celebrated author Sarah Waters has enlightened Cardiff Met students, staff and guests on her influences and upcoming work at the event ‘In Conversation with Sarah Waters.’
Sarah, an Honorary Fellow of the University, has opened Cardiff School of Education’s Visiting Speaker Programme, hosted by the Arts and Humanities Research Group.
The Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith author revealed that the novel she has recently begun is going to be set in the early 1950s.
Sarah, who is an Honorary Fellow of the University, also told English and Creative Writing undergraduate and PhD students that she would like to write a modern ghost story.
Cardiff Metropolitan lecturers Kate North and Kathryn Simpson hosted the Q and A session and quizzed Sarah, the author of six highly acclaimed novels, several of which have been nominated for and have won prestigious awards, as well as being successfully adapted for stage and screen.
The three-times Booker Prize nominee gave a range of insights into her work, from her influences in lesbian and gay writing to her habits of composition, character portrayal, and the creation of the historical texture of her fiction.
Jeff Wallace, Professor of English, who coordinated the event, said:
“The event was a great success, with a good turn-out by an appreciative audience. The evening provided a rare opportunity for readers to hear Sarah Waters talk openly and in fascinating detail about her writing.”