Manchester Literature Festival: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
- Wed 16 Oct 2019
- 7:00 pm
Lies can travel far and change lives. In her exquisitely observed novel Liar, Israeli novelist and scriptwriter Ayelet Gundar-Goshen considers the morality of lying.
Socially awkward, unhappy teenage girl Nofar goes from invisible to in-demand when she lies about being sexually attacked. For reasons of their own, two witnesses stay silent and the web of deceit grows, with twisting repercussions. Ayelet’s exploration of a moral dilemma is also the basis for her earlier novel Waking Lions, and she will discuss what draws her to these complex issues.
A clinical psychologist as well as an award-winning writer, Ayelet’s debut One Night, Markovitch won three prizes, including the prestigious Sapir Prize. Her work has been translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston. Hosted by Rachel Cooke.