The University of East Anglia held its first literary festival in 1991. Writers at that first festival included Arthur Miller, P.D. James, Doris Lessing, Salman Rushdie, Ruth Rendell and many more. Since then we have been delighted to welcome an array of authors, poets, journalists, illustrators, scientists, economists and broadcasters.
UEA hosts two festivals each year; one in the spring and the other in the autumn, and these are attended by over 6,000 people. All events are ticketed and open to the public. The Spring Literary Festival is hosted by the Centre for Creative and Performing Arts and the Autumn Literary Festival is hosted by the Arthur Miller Institute for American Studies.
Proceeds go towards supporting student scholarships, bursaries and activities at the University.
Sarah Hall is the prize-winning author of five novels – Haweswater, The Electric Michelangelo, The Carhullan Army, How to Paint a Dead Man and The Wolf Border – as well as The Beautiful Indifference, a collection of short stories, which won the Portico Prize and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Twice nominated for the Man Booker Prize, she won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013 for Mrs Fox, the opening story in her latest collection, Madame Zero.
Wednesday 21 February, 7-8pm (doors open at 6.30pm) followed by book signing at Waterstones