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The Vanishing Hours

Barney Norris Interviewed by Sophie Ratcliffe

Saturday, 4 April 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Novelist Barney Norris talks about his latest work, The Vanishing Hours, a story of love, abandonment and the power of stories to help us find meaning.

The Vanishing Hours tells of two strangers who meet in a bar and share their stories. Hers is a story of an inconspicuous life shaken by heartbreak, his of an unending quest for someone he lost in his youth. His is an extraordinary story, but she has something more surprising to reveal that will take them to a place they never expected.

Norris is Martin Esslin Playwright in Residence at Keble College. He won the Critics’ Circle and Offwestend Awards for Most Promising Playwright for his debut full-length play Visitors and is author of the novels, Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain and Turning for Home. His most recent theatre project was his adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, The Remains of the Day, and he is working on a retelling of Lorca’s Blood Wedding. Here he talks to writer and literary critic Sophie Ratcliffe, author of The Lost Properties of Love, who taught Norris while he was studying at Oxford.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd