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We are the largest public celebration of the written word in the world. Every August we bring around 700 writers and thinkers from across the planet together to rub shoulders with you, the audience.
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Join two award-winning writers to hear about their new novels, Rat and Cardboard Cowboys, which both explore the community around us and how we all make judgements about others, sometimes without even realising it. Covering topics of empathy, homelessness and loneliness, these authors show how stories can help us see people differently and understand what we can do to look after others and show we care. Brian and Patrice share their stories and inspirations with UCL's Dr Melanie Ramdarshan Bold…