Writing Disability in Fiction

Saturday 21 November | 16-17:00

Panel Event / Author Reading Adults

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With a current awareness gripping the publishing industry about whose stories are being published and the challenging of preconceptions about the kinds of characters and voices audiences are interested in reading about, it is timely to hear from Nell Pattison and Ever Dundas about their experiences of industry, of stereotypes of disabled characters and of writing books which place disabled characters at the centre of the narrative.

Nell Pattison is the author of a trilogy of gripping mysteries set in the deaf community, The Silent House, Silent Night and coming in 2021, The Silent Suspect, all of which centre around sign language interpreter Paige Northwood.

Ever Dundas's debut novel, Goblin, won the Saltire First Book Award in 2017. Ever is also the founder of the Crip Collective, a mutual support group for disabled people working in the UK publishing industry.

Ever and Nell are joined by chair Stefan Kellhofer.

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Accessibility information: British Sign Language, closed captions and a transcript are available.

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