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Autumn Literary Festival: Christopher Bigsby and Louis de Bernières



Wednesday 20 November 2019, 7 - 8pm


Lecture Theatre One, UEA

Event Category:

All lectures, Literature, Normal, Literary Festival

Ticket Price:

£9 / £5 students (season tickets £63 / £54 concessions)

Wednesday 20 November, 7 - 8pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

UEA Autumn Literary Festival 2019

Christopher Bigsby and Louis de Bernières

Lecture Theatre One, UEA

For 27 years, Christopher Bigsby has been the Director of the Arthur Miller Institute Autumn Literary Festival. During this time he has interviewed over 250 of the world’s finest writers and thinkers including Arthur Miller, Salman Rushdie, Ruth Rendell, Toni Morrison, Harold Pinter, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Paul McCartney and Kazuo Ishiguro, to name but a few.

In 2019, we will mark the end of an era and Chris’ final Literary Festival season with a celebration of his ground-breaking work and legacy. The programme will close with a special two-way interview during which, the tables will be turned, and Chris will be interviewed by best-selling author Louis de Bernières.

Christopher Bigsby is an award-winning academic, novelist, biographer and broadcaster, founder of the UEA’s Arthur Miller Institute and Director of the Autumn Literary Festival since its first season in 1991. His first novel, Hester, won the McKitterick Prize and his biography of Arthur Miller won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2009.

Louis de Bernières is one of our most treasured writers and author of the 2.5 million copy-selling phenomenon Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019. Louis joins us to talk about his latest books So Much Life Left Over and Labels and Other Stories, and to pay a special tribute to Chris Bigsby and his 27 years as Director of the Autumn Literary Festival.

Photo credit: Geraint Lewis (Alamy)

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the UEA Literary Festivals website.