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"Oh, you liar, you storyteller": On Fibbing, Fact and Fabulation

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The first Weinrebe lecture in life-writing was given by Michèle Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. The lecture is introduced by Professor Hermione Lee.

In this lecture, Michèle Roberts offers a stimulating blend of moving personal accounts, and thought-provoking reflections on the theory of life-writing. Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House which won the WHSmith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her memoir Paper Houses was BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week in June 2007. She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in Mud- stories of sex and love (2010).