The Writers’ Inner Voices project is part Conversations with Ourselves, a strand of events at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Working with Durham University’s Hearing the Voice project, and with the support of the Wellcome Trust, Conversations with Ourselves will gather together internationally-renowned authors, thinkers and academics to explore the medical, historical, spiritual, anthropological and literary aspects of voice hearing. The Writers’ Inner Voices project will explore the various and complex ways in which writers experience the voices, presence and agency of the characters and the people they bring to life in their writing.