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Joanne Harris
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Kevin Crossley-Holland
Julia-eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare

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 BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer