Hollinghurst joins UEA festival line-up

Hollinghurst joins UEA festival line-up

Man Booker-longlisted author Alan Hollinghurst is to take part in the University of East Anglia’s International Literary Festival, which celebrates its 21st birthday next month.

Hollinghurst is joined by bestselling novelist Wilbur Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. The festival this year will run from 28th September – 30th November.

Director of the Arthur Miller Centre, which hosts the festival, professor Chris Bigsby said: “It seems amazing that the festival has been going for 21 years. Each year I hope that we will be able to come up to the level of previous years and each year I am surprised and delighted to find that major figures from this country and around the world continue to make their way to Norwich and UEA.”

Others on the line-up are Australian writer Gail Jones, novelist David Lodge, BBC Radio 4 “Today” presenter and writer Evan Davis, and historians Antony Beevor and Antonia Fraser.

The autumn festival was launched in 1991, with previous speakers including Doris Lessing, Salman Rushdie, Arthur Miller, Susan Sontag and Cherie Blair.