Fashion and Fiction: Linda Grant

Orange Prize winning novelist Linda Grant has always written brilliantly about fashion in her fiction. Her novels The Cast Iron Shore and The Clothes On Their Backs make clothes key to understanding character, identity and history. Linda also worked as a fashion journalist for Vogue, and has strong views about our label culture and the ‘chicklitization’ of fashion in modern fiction. Linda argues the case for fashion in fiction, by discussing her own novels and the great fashion-and-fiction writers such as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hosted by Rosie Goldsmith.

Tue 29 September 2015 18:30 – 19:30

V&A, The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Tickets: £10, £7 concessions. Book online or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday – Friday (closed Bank Holidays).


This is the second Fashion and Fiction event, after the first one with Margaret Atwood. Photos from the evening with Margaret Atwood can be found on Flickr. The whole evening was filmed by London Video Stories, the film is available on YouTube.

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