The Deader the Better

We take a look at the writing of biographies.  How do you choose your subject? How do you know who’s going to spill the beans or let you in their attic to rifle through family letters? How much of yourself do you put in the book? How do you promote your book when your subject has a lot of influence in the media, and what do you do when they threaten to sue you?  At what point do you leave them behind or do you have to be a spokesperson on their butler, their wayward children and their choice of coffee. A panel on the mechanics of writing but also on ego, celebrity and nuclear fall-out.  

Our panel will include Primadonnas Catherine Mayer (Prince Charles) & Sonia Purnell (Boris Johnson, Clementine Churchill and Virginia Hall).