A. M. Homes is the author of the novels,This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers and Jack, and two collections of short stories, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects and the highly acclaimed memoir, The Mistress's Daughter, as well as the travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and writes frequently on arts and culture for numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives in New York City.
On Inheritance: AM Homes, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Jeanette Winterson at the Folio Prize Fiction Fe
The Folio Prize Fiction Festival features authors and critics from The Folio Prize Academy alongside the Prize judges and shortlisted authors.
Troubled inheritance has produced countless great plots and almost as many great books. And while modern fiction may not have the same preoccupation with bequests, the broader question of inheritance - how we are formed, consciously and otherwise, by those who come before us - is as lively and pertinent a subject as ever. A.M. Homes is a highly acclaimed and prize-winning author of novels, short stories, journalism, memoir and screenplays. Her most recent novel, May We Be Forgiven, won the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2013. Jeanette Winterson OBE is the multi-prizewinning author of novels (including Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion and Written on the Body), short stories, memoir, essays, children's books, screenplays and journalism. They are joined by novelist, broadcaster and cultural critic Mark Lawson, whose most recent novel, The Deaths, was published to critical acclaim in 2013.
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