How does fiction explore deep-rooted sources of pain through history?

Today in the In Haste writing hut, Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie are joined by the international bestselling novelist Emilia Hart, author of Weyward.

Weyward is an unforgettable supernatural story about witches, but it’s also about something all too real: the suffering and violence inflicted on women across history. It's a powerful and inspiring reclaiming of a historical narrative we think we know. We hear how Emilia came to write the novel, which was a remarkable process in strange times.

Please note that this episode contains discussion of sexual violence and pregnancy loss.

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