Joanne Harris talks to Paul Blezard
The Gospel of Loki
Friday 28 March 2014
Christ Church: Blue BoarVenue
The bestselling author of Chocolat Joanne Harris talks to author and broadcaster Paul Blezard about her new adult fantasy novel on the rise and fall of the Norse gods, The Gospel of Loki. The novel tells the story of the Norse gods from the point of view of the trickster god, Loki, tracing his recruitment from the underworld of Chaos and his exploits on behalf of his master, Odin. The novel is inspired by Harris’s lifelong passion for Norse myths.
Harris is author of many bestselling novels including Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. Chocolat is part of a food trilogy of novels that also includes Peaches for Monsieur le Curé and The Lollipop Shoes. The Runemarks series of novels imagines a world in which our civilization was shaped by Viking invaders rather than the Romans. Harris’s books have been published in more than 40 countries and have won a number of British and international awards.