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Making A Psychopath: Gwen Adshead at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Mark Freestone and Bella Mackie join forensic psychiatrist Gwen Adshead (The Devil You Know) to discuss what makes psychopaths tick. Chaired by Georgina Godwin.

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Location
South West
Date
15.10.2021
Time
9:00 pm
About the Event

Delving into the dark and dangerous world of psychopaths we explore how some of the most terrifying villains in fiction have psychopathic tendencies. From page to screen, writing the perfect psychopath takes research and close consultation with psychiatric experts. Creating Killing Eve’s infamous Villanelle, writers worked with psychiatrist Mark Freestone (Making a Psychopath) to bring her to life. Author Bella Mackie’s (How To Kill Your Family) bitter and beguiling anti-hero Grace Bernard certainty exhibits psychopathic traits but somehow, just like Villanelle, we still root for her. They join forensic psychiatrist Gwen Adshead (The Devil You Know) to discuss what makes psychopaths tick and how close to reality those in fiction really are. Chaired by Georgina Godwin.