A literary festival in the gorgeous English town of Bath presenting a mix of local, national and international writers. Starting in 1995, the Bath Literature Festival has become a well established ten days of literary events, encompassing writing in all its forms. The festival is fast gaining a reputation for presenting the very best in local, national and international writers to an ever-increasing audience. The Festival takes place in late February/early March in Bath city centre.
When? 1 - 10 March, 2013
Where? Various venues in Bath City Centre, County Somerset, England
Who? J.K. Rowling, Hilary Mantel, P.D. James, Kate Mosse, Pat Barker, Harriet Walter, Darcey Bussell, Sandi Toksvig, Robert Fisk, Gavin Esler, A.N. Wilson, Allan Little, Ben Goldacre and many more. 2013 Programme
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Festival website : Bath Literature Festival
Previous Festivals ? Hisham Matar, Ian Kershaw, Stella Rimmington, Alain de Botton, Claire Tomalin, Tony Parsons, Nadine Gordimer, Sadie Jones and Adam Foulds - Sarah Hall- Pulitzer Winner Junot Diaz - Commonwealth Writers Winner Lloyd Jones - Orange Prize Winner Rose Tremain- Tariq Ali -Joanna Trollope -Terry Pratchett - Wendy Cope - Alexander McCall Smith - Martin Amis - Linda Grant - Emmanuel Jal- Thomas Howard Jacobson, Kazuo Ishiguro, Andrea Levy, David Starkey, Amanda Vickery, Louis de Benieres, Salley Vickers, Helen Dunmore, Joseph O' Conner and moreBuergentahal- Yasmin Hai -
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Born in the sixties to an Indian mother and an English jazz musician father, Alison McQueen grew up in London and worked in advertising for twenty-five years before retiring to write full time. Her 2012 historical Indian epic, The Secret Children, was received to excellent reviews and has been translated into severallanguages. Her latest novel, Under The Jewelled Sky, was published by Orion in 2013.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012, the 2012 Costa Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
With this historic win for ‘Bring Up the Bodies’, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes (her first was for ‘Wolf Hall’ in 2009).
This inaugural event for this British Overseas Territory will bring together around eighty world-class speakers who will take part in talks, discussions and debates on a variety of topics ranging from children’s books to crime writing, history and cuisine.
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