Natalie Hayness new novel, The Children of Jocasta, is a vivid retelling of the Oedipus and Antigone myths reveals a new side to an ancient story. In the plays by Sophocles, Jocasta has only 120 lines and Ismene a mere 60. Here, these two overlooked women take centre stage in a stunning reimagining of the famous tragedy of incest and patricide. "
"Natalie Haynes read Classics at Christs College, Cambridge. She then combined her passion for the Classicsand Juvenal in particularwith stand-up comedy. The resulting fusion of erudition and humour became her highly successful routine and radio series, Stand Up for the Classics. In 2015, she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience. Hayness first novel, The Amber Fury, was published to great acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, as was The Ancient Guide to Modern Life, her previous book.
The Aldeburgh Literary Festival
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02/03/2018 6:30 PM
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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.