Anna Mazzola

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Simon Scarrow interviews Anna Mazola

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Award winning novelist Anna Mazzola talks about her debut novel, The Unseeing, based on the life of a real woman called Sarah Gale who was convicted of aiding a murder in London in 1837.

 

Throughout her trial, Sarah kept silent, only saying in a statement through her barrister that she was not in the area at the time of the murder. Faced with the death sentence, why did Sarah refuse to defend herself, and what really happened?

 

Simon Scarrow interviews Anna Mazzola to find out how she came across the story of Sarah Gale and why she decided to write her story, what is it about real life crime that fascinates us so much, and what life was realy like in Victorian England. 

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Research, Reality and Imagination: recreating a lost world for the modern reader.

A panel discussion with Imogen Robertson, Anna Mazzola and Elizabeth Chadwick

Sunday 26th March - 10.30 - 11.30

Anna Mazzola

Anna Mazzola is a writer of historical crime fiction. Anna studied English at Pembroke College, Oxford, before becoming a criminal justice solicitor. She began writing after taking a creative writing course with Literary Kitchen and later attended the Novel Studio at City University.

Her acclaimed debut novel, The Unseeing, published in July 2016, is based on the life of a real woman called Sarah Gale who was convicted of aiding a murder in London in 1837.

Anna has also written and published several short stories. She is currently working on a second historical crime novel about a collector of folklore and fairy tales on the Isle of Skye in 1857. She lives in Camberwell, South London, with two small children, two cats, one husband and a lot of books.

http://annamazzola.com/

TALKS BY ANNA AT THE FESTIVAL

Debut novelist, Anna Mazzola, in conversation with Simon Scarrow

Saturday 25th March - 12.30-13.30

Introducing our Debut Author of 2017, Festival Chair Simon Scarrow chats to criminal justice solicitor, Anna Mazzola, about her acclaimed debut novel, The Unseeing, based on a real Victorian murder.

 

Set in London in 1837, this is the story of Sarah Gale, a seamstress, nurse and mother, sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding.

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Research, Reality and Imagination: recreating a lost world for the modern reader.

A panel discussion with Imogen Robertson, Anna Mazzola and Elizabeth Chadwick

Sunday 26th March - 10.30 - 11.30

How true to life is the setting of a historical novel? What do novelists owe to the truth? Our panelists discuss their aims and ambitions, their research, compromises and controversies and the creative choices they make when trying to summon up a lost time and its people. 

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