The Marlborough Literature Festival will run from 29 September to 1 October 2017.
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October 3, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm£10.00
Helen Dunmore was the first ever winner of the Orange Prize, in 1996.
She has also won the National Poetry Competition, The McKitterick Prize and the Whitbread Novel of The Year. Her most recent book, The Lie, was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize this year.
Some of Helen’s most powerful work is set in the 1st World War period and The Lie also sees a return to the Cornwall of her first novel, Zennor in Darkness. The idea of an older generation misleading a younger one is echoed by a seemingly unimportant lie which grows in significance over time. Her dominant themes include isolation, the difficulty of adjustment and mental illness.
In addition to being a successful novelist, she is a poet, short story writer, children’s author and writes for national newspapers.