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25 February 2018

Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote Speech - And Then Came Fiction : 09.40 to 10.15

Sally Magnusson, broadcaster, journalist and author

Sally Magnusson speaks about why, after a varied writing and broadcasting career, she has become a novelist - and why we need the imagination of the writer more now than ever.

Broadcaster and journalist Sally Magnusson has written 10 books, most famously, her Sunday Times bestseller, Where Memories Go (Hodder & Stoughton, 2014) about her mother's dementia. Half-Icelandic, half-Scottish, Sally has inherited a rich storytelling tradition. The Sealwoman's Gift (hodder & Stoughton, 2018) is her first novel.