Eve Swift, a nervous young actress from an esteemed theatrical dynasty, marries an even-tempered expert on anxiety called Jim. Across town, tabloid journalist Rebecca Melville is burning all her bridges. But how far can Eve and Rebecca go without losing the admiration of the people they love?
From the West End stage to the depths of the gutter press, Love & Fame asks: do we get what we deserve in life? Must the show always go on? Susie Boyt is the author of five other acclaimed novels and the memoir My Judy Garland Life.
Chaired by Dr Eleanor Spencer-Regan, Durham University