Literary feast at the UEA

LORNA MARSH A star-studded line-up of writers will feature in the University of East Anglia's world-famous literary festival this autumn.

LORNA MARSH

A star-studded line-up of writers will feature in the University of East Anglia's world-famous literary festival this autumn.

The International Literary Festival boasts eight acclaimed writers including return appearances by Stephen Fry and Salman Rushdie and debuts by Clive James and White Teeth author Zadie Smith.

Playwright Christopher Hampton, author of Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the screenwriter behind The Quiet American, opens the festival on Monday, October 3.


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Zadie Smith appears on Wednesday, October 12. Her latest work On Beauty follows the award-winning White Teeth and the Autograph Man.

Actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry, known for his various film and television roles as well as novels including The Liar takes the stage on Monday, October 17. Most recently he produced, directed and wrote the screenplay for Bright Young Things.

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Prolific writer and television presenter Clive James, who has produced four novels as well as a number of poetry collections, non-fiction works and three volumes of autobiography, will appear on Wednesday, November 2.

Richard Holmes, television presenter and author of more than a dozen military books, including Redcoat and Tommy, appears on Wednesday, November 9.

Jane Urquhart, award-winning author of novels, short stories and poetry, will take the stage on Monday, November 14.

Closing the festival on Wednesday, November 30 is Amy Tan, whose 1989 award-winning novel The Joy Luck Club was turned into a film. She has written seven novels since, the latest of which will be published in November.

All lectures will be held at 7pm at the Arthur Miller Centre. Tickets at £5, or £35 for the season (concessions £30) will go on sale from Monday and members of the public are asked not to call the ticket line until then. Telephone 01603 508050.

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