Fake News – A Satirical Novel about Donald Trump
with Gavin Mortimer and Peter Guttridge
Saturday 6th October 11am – 12 noon
£10 Queen’s Hall
Named as one of the 10 best books on the Donald Trump presidency by The Independent, David Hutter’s Fake News is a satire in which Trump’s behaviour towards North Korea, Theresa May and Alex Salmond is inspired by obscure historical events. ‘Funny and cutting, this is the perfect antidote to despair,’ says The Independent.
Fake News is made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word. It has been around for centuries but since Donald Trump became president of the US, it is everywhere.
David Hutter is joined by Gavin Mortimer and Peter Guttridge to discuss the current phenomenon and contemplate its effect.
David Hutter lived in France and Italy before moving to London in 2003 to study Creative Writing. Since graduating, he has worked as a writer and editor.
Gavin Mortimer is a historian, author and journalist who writes regularly for The Spectator, particularly on matters French. He lives in Paris.
Peter Guttridge returns as a Cuckfield festival interviewer. The former director of the Brighton Book Festival also writes a crime series set in that city, the latest of which, Swimming With The Dead, will be out later this year.
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