Rewriting The Ancients. Natalie Haynes at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Rewriting The Ancients. Natalie Haynes at the Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • Cheltenham Festival of Literature - literature festival, Cheltenham Festivals, 109-111 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7LS
    Cheltenham Festival of Literature - literature festival
    Cheltenham Festivals 109-111 Bath Road Cheltenham, GL53 7LS UNITED KINGDOM
  • 10/10/2017 15:45 - 10/10/2017 16:45

Join Kamila Shamsie (Home Fire) and Natalie Haynes (Children of Jocasta) as they discuss how their works have reimagined Antigone and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Their retellings of these tales are just as exciting and provocative as the Classics, but with a fresh perspective they reveal a new side to an ancient history. Chaired by Cathy Rentzenbrink.

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.