Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott & Bethan Roberts
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In Swansong (short-listed for Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize), Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott takes us into the apparently gilded life of writer Truman Capote, revealing what lay behind his dramatic downfall. Bethan Roberts’s Graceland narrates the life and times of the man who became Elvis. What spurred these novelists to choose such iconic, exhaustively documented figures to weave into fictional tales? And what pitfalls and pleasures did they encounter?

Chaired by Jo Browning Wroe

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