Michel Faber (2010 event)

Michel Faber once stated that ‘the more the writer tries to force the reader to regard something as amazing and special, the more suspicious and bored the reader will become.’ Perhaps that explains the deadpan manner in which, in a story commissioned by the Book Festival, a woman walks into a police station and says: ‘I was abducted by aliens. Abduction is a crime.’  The acclaimed author of The Crimson Petal and the White describes how ‘elsewhere’ can be hilariously ordinary in his 2010 sold-out Book Festival event. Michel Faber's new story on the theme can be read exclusively here on the website: A Flash of Blue Light.

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