Maggie O'Farrell (2014 event)

Instructions for a Heatwave was described by the Los Angeles Review of Books as ‘perhaps a perfect book’ – high praise indeed but typical of the acclaim that Edinburgh-based Maggie O’Farrell has attracted for her sixth novel. Full of unforgettable characters, the story charts a family descending into crisis against the backdrop of a stifling summer. In this event, recorded live at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Maggie O’Farrell talks about how she constructed her novel.

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