5th Marlborough Literature Festival
This year’s Literature Festival runs from Thursday 25th to Monday 29th September 2014. We have a fabulous programme this year, and some of the highlights are:
Louis de Bernières is best known as the author of the worldwide bestseller Captain Corelli’s Mandolin which won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best Book. We are thrilled to welcome Louis as our third Golding Speaker, an event sponsored by the William Golding estate in honour of Marlborough’s greatest literary son.
Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist. Random House recently published Cat Out Of Hell, Lynne’s first novel for fifteen years and a comic horror work that was also a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime in March this year. It concerns the mystery of a missing woman, a talking cat, a remote seaside cottage and a retired librarian with a dog called Watson.
AC Grayling was tutored by two of the twentieth century’s most groundbreaking figures in Philosopy – AJ Ayer and PF Stawson. Now one of our pre-eminent philosophers himself, AC Grayling is also author of thirty books, director of Prospect magazine and founder of New College of the Humanities, the UK’s first independent arts university. He will be the Chair of Judges for next year’s Man Booker Prize, the first time the prize opens to authors from outside the UK.
Event Listings In Brief
See Programme page for more information
Once again we are running illustration and writing competitions for children and, for the first time, a fiction writing competition for adults.