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Joanna Cannon, Tracy Chevalier, Catherine Cho and Jen McPherson

Will You Read This, Please?

Hay Festival 2023, 

Edited by author and ex-psychiatrist Joanna Cannon, Will You Read This, Please? contains 12 real-life stories of NHS mental health service users, written by 12 authors, telling the stories of mental illness and the NHS from the truest and most honest source: the patients themselves. Cannon talks to novelist Tracy Chevalier (A Single Thread, Girl With a Pearl Earring) and Catherine Cho (author of Inferno, about her experience of postpartum psychosis) about how they became involved in the collection and the challenges and privileges of helping someone else to share a story that was previously unheard. They are joined by Jen McPherson, who worked closely with Cho to share her story in the collection, and talks about why she was compelled to share her experience of psychosis.

Joanna Cannon, Tracy Chevalier, Catherine Cho and Jen McPherson