Hampstead & Highgate Festival

Victoria Hislop talks to Helen Simpson about “The Story: Love, Loss & The Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories”

The Story features two centuries of women’s short fiction, ranging from established Queens of the short story like Alice Munro and Angela Carter, to contemporary rising stars like Miranda July, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helen Simpson. Handpicked by one of the nation’s favourite novelists, Victoria Hislop – herself a great writer of, and champion for, short stories – and divided thematically into collections on love, loss and the lives of women, there’s a story for every mood, mind-set and moment in life.

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