Fay Weldon confirmed as the 2013 LitFest Golding Author

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Fay WeldonWe are delighted to announce that Fay Weldon will give the Golding Lecture at this year’s Marlborough LitFest. Introduced by The Times columnist and biographer Valerie Grove, she will discuss her work, including the latest book from her Love & Inheritance historical trilogy, Long Live the King, and her views on literature today.

Weldon’s novels and stories serve as dispatches from that ever-changing marital front – the war between the sexes. She takes no sides, but has a clear vision of the wounds inflicted, as well as courage shown, and the exhilaration of occasional victory. The least didactic of contemporary chroniclers, she is one of the few authors whose every new novel or story is endlessly discussed and argued over.

One of the most successful advertising copywriters of her generation, Fay Weldon’s credits as writer of fiction include classic novels like The Life and Loves of a She Devil and Growing Rich, and the pilot episode of the original TV series Upstairs Downstairs. In 2001 she was awarded a CBE for services to literature. She has seven sons and stepsons and one stepdaughter, and lives on a hill in the West of England.

The Golding Lecture highlights Marlborough’s long connection with the Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner, William Golding.