UEA Literary Festivals - welcoming great writers since 1991
The University of East Anglia's first literary festival took place in 1991 and over the last twenty two years we have welcomed a host of award-winning authors, journalists, illustrators, scientists, economists, broadcasters and more. If you would like to see which writers have taken part in our fesitvals over the years, visit our Archive page.
AUTUMN 2014 LITERARY FESTIVAL
This year's festival includes multiple award winners (Pultizer, Booker, Whitbread, Baileys, Shakespeare Prize, Jerusalem Prize) from three continents (Asia, Europe, the Americas), ranging from best sellers to the experimental, from historical accounts to biography. Last year's novels from Tash Aw, Margaret Drabble and David Vann are now in paperback while there are new novels from Ian McEwan and Jane Smiley as well as from the publishing phenomenon Eimear McBride. Meanwhile, Bernard Cornwell steps aside from his historical fictions to write a study of the battle of Waterloo.
The 2014 Autumn festival begins on Wednesday 8 October and runs until Wednesday 26 November 2014.
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NOIRWICH CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL - Wednesday 10 - Sunday 14 September 2014
A deadly new festival of crime writing is coming to No(i)rwich this September in an exciting collaboration between the Crime Writers' Association, the University of East Anglia, Waterstones and Writers' Centre Norwich. Noirwich Crime Writing Festival celebrates the sharpest noir and crime writing over five days of author events, film screenings and writing workshops in Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature. From big events featuring the likes of Val McDermid and Sophie Hannah, to specially developed crime writing workshops with Simon Brett and Henry Sutton, there's something for every reader and writer of crime.