Hilary Mantel will appear at a Manchester Literature Festival event in April as part of her publicity campaign for The Mirror & The Light (Fourth Estate).
Billed as “An Evening with Hilary Mantel”, it will be hosted by author Kamila Shamsie on 19th April at the RNCM Theatre. Tickets, starting at £16, go on sale from 10 a.m. on Friday 17th January.
Mantel’s eagerly awaited new book, which will be published on 5th March, is the third and final instalment of her Wolf Hall trilogy, charting the final years of Thomas Cromwell.
Her Manchester appearance is one of several events being put on by the festival this spring, including Latin American author Isabel Allende in conversation with Jeanette Winterson on 11th February at the Dancehouse to mark the publication of A Long Petal of the Sea (Bloomsbury).
There is also an appearance by Eimear McBride on 17thFebruary at the Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama. Eimar will read and discuss her third novel, Strange Hotel (Faber), with host Vona Groarke.