From A Distance

with Raffaella Barker

Sunday 18 May

At the last event of the day find out about the newest work from novelist Raffaella Barker.

From a Distance is a tender and compelling story of human connection and the yearning we have to belong. Moving between the post-war artists’ colony around St Ives in Cornwall and presentday Norfolk, Barker’s new novel explores the secrets and flaws that shape our lives across generations. 

Daughter of the poet George Barker and the novelist Elspeth Barker, Raffaella Barker was born and brought up in the Norfolk countryside. Discover how the county has affected her writing, listen to her read, and ask questions.

Event runs: c. 45 mins

From A Distance is a part of The Lives Of Great Women Writers: A Literary Festival In A Day

A day of literary events in honour of great women writers. Renowned biographer Dame Hermione Lee turns her attention to Penelope Fitzgerald; we hear from the Costa Biography Prize winning team behind
Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes; Samantha Ellis helps us re-visit our literary heroines and bestselling novelists Diane Setterfield and Raffaella Barker discuss their work.

Tickets £6 per event or £20 for a day ticket

“I love Raffaella Barker’s books – so funny and acerbic” Maggie O’Farrell

Visit A Literary Festival in A Day page for a £20 day ticket here

Visit Raffaella Barker's website here

City of Literature is presented in association with

Writers’ Centre Norwich
Writers’ Centre Norwich