LitFest Goes Wild

As a literature festival set in a beautiful region of the UK, we’re celebrating the start of summer with four inspirational writers who will be speaking at The White Horse Bookshop on 3 June.

This is a new venture for LitFest, separate from the main festival weekend, and made possible by our lead sponsors, Brewin Dolphin.

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Andrew O’Hagan

October 4, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


The Illuminations book cover

Andrew O’Hagan is very much a chronicler of our times in contemporary Britain.

Andrew has been twice nominated for the Man Booker prize, being shortlisted in 1999 for Our Fathers. He has also won the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the EM Forster Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Award.

He writes non-fiction as well as novels, his work often blurring the boundaries between memoir, fiction, documentary and journalism. His first book, The Missing, explored the painful subject of the lives of people in the UK who have disappeared and the families they have left behind.

Andrew is highly adept at getting inside the head of his subjects and deploying an appropriate tone of voice. His 2010 novel The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog is told from the point of view of a dog given to Marilyn Monroe by Frank Sinatra.

In The Illuminations, his most recent novel, he inhabits the mind of a mentally disintegrating woman in sheltered accommodation, and interlinks it with the story of her grandson out in Afghanistan.

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October 4, 2015
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Assembly Room, Town Hall