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Isabel Allende in Conversation

Literary legend Isabelle Allende will be making UEA one of her only public appearances on her first visit to the UK in 12 years. Allende...

Louis de Bernieres and Chris Bigsby in conversation

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....

Elizabeth Strout in conversation with Chris Bigsby

ELIZABETH STROUT is an American novelist and author of Pulitzer prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge. Other titles – including The Burgess Boys and My Name is...

Mary Beard in conversation with Chris Bigsby

MARY BEARD is a Professor of Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the Classics Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. She has world-wide academic acclaim...

David Owen in conversation with Chris Bigsby

DAVID OWEN is the author of several acclaimed books on politics, political history and the health of world leaders. He qualified as a doctor and...

Steve Jones in conversation with Chris Bigsby

STEVE JONES, dubbed the ‘Alan Bennett of science writing’, is Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics at University College, London. Jones is a geneticist and leading...

Tracy Chevalier in conversation with Chris Bigsby

TRACY CHEVALIER grew up in the US and later moved to England where she studied for an MA in Creative Writing at UEA. She is...

Tash Aw in conversation with Chris Bigsby

TASH AW was born in Taiwan to Malaysian parents and grew up in Kuala Lumpur. He moved to England to study Law and later graduated...

Elizabeth Macneal in conversation with Chris Bigsby

ELIZABETH MACNEAL was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship and graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 2017. She is a writer and...

Doris Lessing at 100: LINE-UP CHANGE – Margaret Drabble and Roberta Rubenstein in conversation with Lessing’s friend, Christopher Bigsby

To mark the centenary of Doris Lessing, UEA’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, in partnership with the British Archive for Contemporary Writing, is...