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The Joanne Harris talks on stories discuss the fundamental truths that can be found even in the most fictitious books. After studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University, the speaker began a career in teaching that lasted 15 years. During her time as a teacher, she penned her first novel 'Chocolat,' which was adapted as an Academy Award-nominated film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche.
The author has since written 14 more books, which include three cookbooks and two collections of short stories. The award-winning author is an honorary fellow at St. Catharine's College at Cambridge and holds honorary doctorate degrees from Sheffield University in literature and Huddersfield University, also in literature. As evidenced in the Joanne Harris talks, the writer believes you can change the world, one story at a time.
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Joanne Harris' Presentation on Stories Explores the Benefits of Reading Books
In her presentation on stories, Joanne Harris discusses the fundamental truths that can be found in even the most ridiculous fictional account. She shares some of the contradictory advice she was... Read More