Delphine de Vigan

It’s not every day that a leading Scottish writer gives you a tip for a French author you might want to have a look at but that’s precisely what happened yesterday and it would seem daft not to pass on the recommendation! Janice Galloway, who is Visiting Professor of Creative Writing in the Division of Literature and Languages at Stirling, gave a great lecture on ‘Memoir and Fiction’ to students on the ‘Writing and Identity’ module coordinated by Scott Hames yesterday.
As well as talking about responses to memoir and the unreliability of the very notion of genre, she also happened to mention that anybody looking to read an excellent contemporary writer engaging with these areas should try French author Delphine de Vigan. We’ll be taking Janice’s advice and buying some of her work for the library!
Delphine de Vigan

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