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Bringing the Gods of the Vikings to Life

Joanne Harris and Kevin Crossley-Holland Chaired by Julia Eccleshare

Monday, 19 March 2018

6:00pm

1 hour

Bodleian: Divinity School

£7

Two authors with a passion for Norse myth and storytelling Joanne Harris and Kevin Crossley-Holland discuss the gods of the Vikings and how they have brought them back to life in their own works.

Harris is author of The Gospel of Loki, inspired by her lifelong interest in Norse myths, and of the Runemarks series of novels, which imagine a world in which our civilization was shaped by Viking invaders rather than the Romans. Harris is also author of many bestselling adult novels including Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. Her books have been published in more than 40 countries and have won a number of British and international awards.

Crossley-Holland is a poet and multi-award-winning author. His latest is book is Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki. He has published retellings of traditional tales including The Penguin Book of Norse Myths and British Folk Tales. His Arthur trilogy for young readers has been translated into 25 languages. He has translated Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon, won the Carnegie Medal for Storm and was shortlisted for the same award for Gatty’s Tale.

Discussions are chaired by Julia Eccleshare, children’s director of the Hay Festival and a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Front Row and Open Book programmes.

Family event.  9+ to adult.

Children and Young People

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine