Join Scottish author Jane Alexander as she talks to Helen Lynch about the imaginative possibilities of speculative fiction, what draws her to writing about technology, the challenges of writing about virtual realities and what such stories can tell us about our present day.

The podcast will also feature readings from Alexander’s latest dystopian thriller A User’s Guide to Make-Believe, one of the Scotsman’s cultural highlights of 2020. 

Helen Lynch is a Reader in the School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, she is also a Director of the WORD Centre for Creative Writing which has played a huge part in May Fest since its inception.

The University of Aberdeen WORD Centre has kindly supported this event. 

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