Biography, history and fiction - what's the difference? VIDEO

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Is all history fiction? Can we ever get a full picture of a historical character? Watch a fascinating discussion between biographers Hermione Lee and Ray Monk and film director Stephen Frears discussing the blurred boundaries between fiction, history and biography. ...

Is all history fiction? Can we ever get a full picture of a historical character? Watch this fascinating discussion between biographers Hermione Lee (Virginia Woolf) and Ray Monk (Ludwig Wittgenstein) and film director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) discussing the blurred boundaries between fiction, history and biography.

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The panel discussion took place at last year's How the Light Gets In festival, Hay-on-Wye. The next festival is 22 May-1 June.