Self will be this year’s Golding Speaker, talking about his latest novel, Phone – due out later this year – on Friday, September 29 at Marlborough Town Hall.
Marlborough LitFest 2016 featured one real novelty in its pleasing mix of literary styles and books for all ages: a sonnet competition attached firmly to the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
The challenge for entrants - one section for adults and another for under-nineteen year-olds - was to 'write
"2016", LitFest's Chair Jan Williamson tells Marlborough.News, "has been our best LitFest so far. We’ve had bigger audiences and several complete sell-outs. For the first time, we’ve had events for every age group from Under 5s to over 90s!"
America 2029, one hundred years after the start of the Great Depression: in Lionel Shriver's latest novel we fast forward thirteen years from now to the near future and to a world where the American President has renounced the national debt, the Mexicans have built a wall to keep out
The new brochure was unveiled and tickets made available to the town’s book-lovers.
The launch was attended by festival volunteers and corporate supporters, including headline sponsor Brewin Dolphin.
Simon Russell Beale, who has strong family connections with Avebury, will be 'Celebrating Shakespeare' on Sunday, October 2 in the Town Hall.
Shiver – who was born Margaret Ann Shriver but adopted the traditionally male moniker Lionel at the age of 15 – follows
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