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Joanne Harris - The Gospel of Loki

26th February 2014
Time: 19:30

Joanne Harris, multi-award winning author will be talking about her latest book.

Known to millions for her general fiction including Chocolat, (which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche), Blackberry Wine; Five Quarters of the Orange; Coastliners; the Lollipop Shoes, two French cookbooks, amongst many more, Joanne M. Harris has now written a powerful fantasy novel, utilising her passion and her life-long obsession with Norse Mythology.

The Gospel of Loki is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods - retold from the point of view of the world's ultimate trickster, Loki. It tells the story of Loki's recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard itself. Using her life-long passion for the Norse myths, Joanne Harris has created a vibrant and powerful fantasy novel.

In August 2007 she published Runemarks, a fantasy novel based on Norse mythology aimed at both children and adults. The sequel, Runelight was published in 2011, and since then, the Rune books have acquired an enthusiastic following alongside the fans of Vianne Rocher.

In 2013 Joanne was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Joanne Harris studied Modern and Medieval Languages at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, before spending fifteen years teaching language and literature.

She lives in Yorkshire with her husband and daughter.

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