Natalie Haynes to speak at the Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffiled

Natalie Haynes to speak at the Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffiled
  • Off the Shelf Literature Festival, Off the Shelf Literature Festival, Sheffield Central Library, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
    Off the Shelf Literature Festival
    Off the Shelf Literature Festival Sheffield Central Library Sheffield, S1 1XZ UNITED KINGDOM
  • 24/10/2017 19:30 - 24/10/2017 19:30

Natalie Haynes stands up for the classics. She is a brilliant stand-up comic and a passionate believer that we should continue to read and enjoy classical literature. In The Children of Jocasta, Haynes reimagines the Oedipus and Antigone stories from the perspectives of two often overlooked women: Jocasta and Ismene. This new novel breathes new life into an ancient story through vivid storytelling.

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.