The Voices in Our Heads: Creating Characters in Fiction (2014 event)

The first sign that a book works is when the characters talk back to their author, and books can represent our internal voices unlike any other art form. A panel of award-winning novelists, Nathan Filer, Edward Carey and Matthew Quick talk about their relationships with their characters and their inner voices, exploring how a writer hears and channels the creative voice that drives a narrative or character. This event, which was recorded live at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival, was part of our Conversations with Ourselves strand of events which explored the medical, spiritual and literary aspects of hearing voices.

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