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Jasper Fforde on the power of imagination at BWF19


At Brisbane Writers Festival 2019 Jasper Fforde delighted audiences with his incisive wit and nuanced exploration of the power of imagination. Listen to his closing address responding to the theme "this way humanity".

Fforde began his career in the film industry, and for nineteen years held a variety of posts on such movies as Goldeneye, The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment. Secretly harbouring a desire to tell his own stories rather than help other people tell their's, Jasper started writing in 1988, and spent eleven years secretly writing novel after novel as he strove to find a style of his own that was a no-mans-land somewhere between the warring factions of Literary and Absurd.