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18:00 - 20:00 18 April 2013

Sarah Dunant and Professor Lisa Jardine on historical fiction


Foster Court 114 | (link Map)
UCL | Gower Street | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Sarah Dunant, International bestselling author of the novels The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan and Sacred Hearts, all set in Renaissance Italy. Sarah Dunant is also a broadcaster and critic. She was a founding vice patron of the Orange Prize for women's fiction and sits on the editorial board of the Royal Academy magazine.
Lisa Jardine CBE, Professor of Renaissance Studies, UCL, Professor Jardine is Director of the Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects and Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. She has published extensively on the Renaissance including works on Bacon, Shakespeare and Erasmus.

Sarah Dunant and Professor Lisa Jardine will be discussing the extent to which historical fiction has, over the last twenty years, become an ambassador for academic historical writing. This discussion will consider the imminent publication of Sarah Dunant's new novel set in Renaissance Italy and centred on the Borgia, Blood and Beauty.


Timothy Demetris
+44 (0)20 7679 7784 | timothy.demetris.10@ucl.ac.uk

Blood and Beauty novel cover