Natalie Haynes: Stand Up for the Classics

Natalie Haynes is an unlikely combination: a brilliant, sharp and very funny stand-up comic and also a passionate believer that we should continue to read and enjoy classical literature. Natalie’s documentary on Greek tragedy and soap opera, Oedipus Enders, was broadcast on Radio 4 in April 2010. She then made Attila the Hen, about urban chicken keeping, in 2011, and Vampires vs Zombies examining the metaphorical role of our monsters du jour. With her new book The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes reimagines the Oedipus and Antigone stories from the perspectives of two of the women who have often been overlooked: Jocasta and Ismene. Natalie is funny and fascinating.

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    Borders Book Festival

    Harmony House St Mary's Road

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  • Event Start Date

    15/06/2017 5:45 PM

  • Event End Date

    15/06/2017 6:45 PM

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About Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of The Amber Fury, which was shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year award, and a non-fiction book about Ancient History, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. She has written and presented two series of the BBC Radio 4 show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. In 2015, she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience.