Margaret Atwood at UEA Literary Festival
UEA’s rolling international literary festival continues this evening with Margaret Atwood in conversation with novelist and UEA Director of Creative Writing Andrew Cowan. Margaret (pictured) joined UEA this semester as a UNESCO City of Literature visiting professor, helping students to develop their novel writing skills through a series of masterclasses. She is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays, and will be discussing and reading from her latest novel, ‘MaddAddam’, the third in the trilogy that began with the 2003 Giller Prize-winner, ‘Oryx and Crake’, and continued with ‘The Year of the Flood’ (2009). Earlier this month she gave the annual BCLT Sebald Lecture in London, and will be appearing at a number of other events during her tenure as a UNESCO professor. The UEA literary festival continues with appearances by 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.