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Karen Joy Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler is best known for her international bestseller The Jane Austen Book Club, a sublime comic novel of contemporary manners that Alice Sebold loved so much, she wanted to eat it (strange but true).
Her Booker-longlisted latest novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, is a daringly original exploration of family and loss, self and coming-of-age. It’s told through the prism of an unlikely psychology experiment (based on a famous real life one) – a girl raised, for a time, alongside an ape, by her researcher parents.
Meet this wise, warm and much-loved writer – and let her be your guide through the invented worlds of her novels, and the ideas within them. In conversation with Hilary Harper.
Presented in partnership with Brisbane Writers Festival.