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North-East novelist Daniel James will be joined by Scotland’s Booker Prize shortlisted author Graeme Macrae Burnet to discuss their latest novels at Newcastle City Library’s glass atrium on Sunday 22nd May (4-6pm).

‘Between Fact and Fiction’ will explore the relationship between reality and make believe in their latest novels – both of which are inspired by real events. James, from North Tyneside, was shortlisted for a national award in 2019 for his book The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas, about a famously reclusive British artist who vanished at the height of his fame. Macrae Burnet’s latest novel, Case Study, is based on the life of controversial Darlington-born psychiatrist Collins Braithwaite, and blends biography with diaries entries from a patient who believes her sister was driven to suicide.   

Author and journalist James said: “I’m really looking forward to talking to Graeme about the parallels and differences between our novels and how we each explore the special relationship between fact and fiction. I was in Glasgow for Graeme’s launch last year and it’s a pleasure to welcome him to Newcastle this May. This will be a homecoming event for me and a perfect way to mark the release of my new book.”  

Macrae Burnet, who is based in Glasgow, added: “I’m very excited to be returning to Newcastle to discuss my new novel Case Study and try to navigate the debatable lands between fact and fiction with fellow traveller, Daniel James.”

The event will be hosted by Dr Claire Nally, Deputy Head of Humanities at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and Deputy Editor of C21 Literature magazine.

Tickets for the event are free, but must be booked in advance here.

Graeme Macrae Burnet

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