Madwoman, with Louisa Treger (at ST JOHN’S HALL)

Thursday 6th July 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Event Description

Writer Louisa Treger talks about her historical novel set in New York of the 1880s, Madwoman. It tells the true story of reporter Nellie Bly, who faked insanity to go undercover in an asylum. But when the door swung shut behind her, she found a world of horrors beyond her imagination, reawakening traumatic events of her childhood. Would she ever get out? (Spoiler alert: a pioneer of investigative journalism, Nellie went on to transform the male-dominated newspaper industry.)