Jeanette Winterson takes us on a wild ride in her latest speculative work, 12 Bytes, in which she ruminates, “if you can’t love, you can’t live, no matter how smart you are: things end up being jangly, hollow, and ultimately worthless”. With the lines of reality and dystopia increasingly blurring, what does it mean to be alive and to love? Jeanette Winterson reflects on the power of imagination bearing fruit, artificial intelligence, and where we could be going next.
Writers / Presenters
Jeanette Winterson CBE is a British writer. After graduating from Oxford University, she published her first novel at 25 and has written thirteen novels for adults, two collections of short stories, as well as children’s books, non-fiction and screenplays. 12 Bytes is her latest book.
Mrigaa Sethi is a poet and writer living in Singapore. Her poems have appeared in The Seneca Review, ep;phany and other literary magazines, and been anthologized in Call and Response 2 and EXHALE: an Anthology of Queer Singapore Voices.