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Mothers and Daughters in Fiction: The Pain and the Pleasure

Susie Boyt and Gwendoline Riley

Saturday, 2 April 2022

12:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Novelists Susie Boyt and Gwendoline Riley talk about the depiction of mothers and daughters in their latest works, which explore many of the different ways family life can go wrong and what, if anything, can be done about it.

Boyt’s Loved and Missed deals with the limits, disappointments and excesses of love in all its forms. When your beloved daughter is lost in the fog of addiction and you make off with her baby in order to save the day, can will power and a daring creative zeal carry you through?

This story of family love wrings the heart: shows tenderness to each, makes you care for all… a gentle masterpiece.’ Joan Bakewell, The Observer, Books of the Year

Boyt is author of six other novels and a memoir, My Judy Garland Life, which was shortlisted for the Ackerley prize, serialised on Radio 4 and staged at the Nottingham playhouse. She is a contributor to FT Weekend and also works as a bereavement counsellor for the charity Cruse. Marie Marie Hold On Tight!, a show she has co-written about TS Eliot and Marie Lloyd, will be performed at Wilton’s Music Hall in April.

Riley’s My Phantoms is a painfully funny account of a family strained to breaking point and of a reckoning with the damage we do over the course of a life. Bridget’s mother Helen has always been a mystery to her. As she looks back over their fractious relationship, she is forced to confront the cruelties inflicted on both sides.

Riley is the author of First Love, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and of Cold Water, Sick Notes, Joshua Spassky and Opposed Positions. She has also been awarded a Betty Trask Award and a Somerset Maugham Award.

An FT Weekend at the Bodleian event.

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Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Symington Wines of the Douro Valley International Literary Properties Supporters of the festival green room The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom Cultural Relations Platform Supporter of the festival's Voices of Europe programme Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine and annual science and innovation award BBC World Service International radio partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels Sponsor of the festival crime fiction programme Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Trinity College Trinity College St Cross College St Cross College Lincoln College Lincoln College Worcester College Worcester College New College Exeter College Exeter College: college home of the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Paul Bloomfield Ltd 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 City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Royal Academy of Arts Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland Pasture to Plate