Chaired by Yves Rees
CW: Discussion of rape, assault. When Kathryn Heyman was 20, she was raped by a taxi driver on her way home from a party. He was found not guilty on account of Kathryn’s alcohol consumption and choice of underwear. “So if he is not guilty? What then? What am I? Did I have to be an innocent to be innocent?” asks Kathryn. This scorching memoir blazes with an eloquent rage, but also hope and transcendence, as Kathryn rewrites the ending to become the heroine in her own grand adventure on a fishing trawler in the Timor Sea.