James Lasdun at UEA literary festival

UEA’s rolling international literary festival continues tomorrow evening with James Lasdun in conversation with novelist and UEA Director of Creative Writing Andrew Cowan. James (pictured) is a widely-acclaimed author of novels, short stories, poetry, essays, screenplays and, most recently, the memoir ‘Give Me Everything You Have’ (2012), an account of being stalked by a former student. His 2006 novel ‘Seven Lies’ was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His 2001 poetry collection, ‘Landscape with Chainsaw’, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize. The title story of one his four short story collections, ‘The Siege’ (2000), was adapted for cinema by Bernardo Bertolucci as ‘Besieged’. He also co-wrote the film ‘Sunday’, based on his own story ‘Ate Menos or The Miracle’, which won the Best Feature Award and the Waldo Salt Best Screenplay Award at the Sundance Festival. Born in London, he is the son of the late architect Sir Denys Lasdun, who designed the UEA campus. The UEA literary festival continues with appearances by Margaret Atwood, Susan Hill, Joanna Trollope, Benjamin Black (a pseudonym of Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville), Emma Donnoghue, and this year’s Man Booker Prize-winner, Eleanor Catton. Booking information can be found here.

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