Emma Healey and Vince Cable are among those taking part in the UEA’s Autumn Literature Festival

The University of East Anglia's Autumn Literature Festival. Pictured is Emma Healey.

The University of East Anglia's Autumn Literature Festival. Pictured is Emma Healey. - Credit: submitted

Norfolk novelist Emma Healey and former business secretary Vince Cable are among the writers taking part in the University of East Anglia's Autumn Literature Festival.

University of East Anglia's Autumn Literary Festival. Pictured is Vince Cable. Photo: Paul Heartfiel

University of East Anglia's Autumn Literary Festival. Pictured is Vince Cable. Photo: Paul Heartfield. - Credit: Paul Heartfield

The annual event runs from September to November, with a different author speaking at the university each week.

Professor Chris Bigsby, the festival's director, said: 'We are once again welcoming some of the biggest names in literature to our popular Autumn Literary Festival.

'The event is a highlight in UEA's year and welcomes back many regulars as well as new literary fans every year. I look forward to hearing from such a range of leading writers.'

Emma Healey – author of the award-winning book Elizabeth is Missing and who studied for an MA in creative writing at the UEA – is taking part in the first event on September 23.

University of East Anglia's Autumn Literary Festival. Pictured is David Hare. Photo: Brigitte Lacomb

University of East Anglia's Autumn Literary Festival. Pictured is David Hare. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe. - Credit: Brigitte Lacombe


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She will be joined by Vendela Vida whose books include Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers. American novelist Jonathan Franzen, whose novels include The Corrections and Freedom, will be speaking on September 29, while playwright David Hare, whose plays include The Secret Rapture and Amy's View, will be speaking on October 7.

Vince Cable, former Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham and business secretary in the previous coalition government, will take part in the festival on October 14, and Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene, will be at the UEA on October 21.

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Amit Chaudhuri, Professor of Contemporary Literature at UEA and novelist, will be speaking on November 11, and David Mitchell, whose books include Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks, will be at the university on November 18.

All events will be in UEA Lecture Theatre 1 from 7pm until 8pm.

University of East Anglia's Autumn Literary Festival. Pictured is Amit Chaudhuri. Photo: Geoff Pugh.

University of East Anglia's Autumn Literary Festival. Pictured is Amit Chaudhuri. Photo: Geoff Pugh. - Credit: Geoff Pugh

For ticket details or to book, visit www.uea.ac.uk/litfest/buy-tickets.

Do you have a story involving the arts in Norfolk? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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