Elizabeth Day & Christina Patterson
The Art of Losing
From the outside, Elizabeth Day (How to Fail) and Christina Patterson (The Art of Not Falling Apart) seem an unlikely pair to connect with failure – between them, they’ve written novels and had high-flying careers in journalism and broadcasting. But life sometimes throws you curveballs however well you think things are going. How to embrace those moments and realise that vital breakthroughs, both personal and professional, can come as a result of things going horribly wrong?
Chaired by Allison Pearson, journalist, novelist and Festival Patron.