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Paul Beatty – Southbank Centre
21st June, 2018
Man Booker Prize-winning authors Paul Beatty and Roddy Doyle come together to discuss the challenges of writing comic novels.
The authors talk about the ability of comic novels to address difficult topics, such as the portrayal of race and abuse, especially in their own work.
They tackle questions such as: Why have so few comic novels won the Man Booker Prize? Is the art of being funny underestimated, and in our troubled times do we need fiction that can make us laugh and satirise the present now more than ever?
Chaired by Natalie Haynes, writer, broadcaster and former Man Booker Judge.