Katie Munnik, a Cardiff writer from Canada, and Judith Heneghan, a British writer who has often lived overseas, have both recently released novels set in places that weren't their original homes.
Munnik's The Heart Beats in Secret takes place partly in Scotland and Quebec; Heneghan's Snegurochka draws from her time living in the Ukraine. How did the strangeness of these places help their stories? How did they capture these countries without making them over-exotic? How did they avoid sounding like tourists? How is writing about foreign worlds different from writing about your own?
The discussion will be compered by Carole Burns, an American writer living in Cardiff, who has dealt with similar questions in her own writing.