Autobiographical novels and playing with history.
Does the novelist have a right to recreate an entirely new history of real people and their artistic production? Are autobiographical novels a literary genre? Or are they merely an indulgence into celebrity-esque stardom and the public’s voyeurism? What is an autobiographical novel and what are the limits on the novelist’s freedom when it comes reinventing history and imaginary records?
We are very pleased to invite you to an evening with writer and novelist Talal Faisal, in conversation with documentary filmmaker Bassam Mortada, as part of the Townhouse Salons series. Join us next Saturday, 6:30pm at Townhouse Rawabet. Please note that the conversation will be held in Arabic.
Townhouse Salon is a monthly series of informal conversations led by a writer, an artist, or a critic – who is invited to curate a topic and share relevant texts with the public