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20/09/2014 Xiaolu Guo
10:00 Festival
Venue details: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Temple Church, 1 Pebble Lane, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6NN
Events details: Xiaolu Guo is a critically acclaimed author and film-maker who has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Born in China, she has lived in London for the past decade and in 2013 was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Her books include Village of Stone, UFO in her Eyes, Lovers in the Age of Indifference and A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers. Amy Tan called Xiaolu’s writing ‘original, humorous and wise’ whilst the Irish Times championed her as ‘A writer to read, a writer who makes every word count.’<br> <br>Xiaolu’s latest novel I Am China is a bold and multi-layered portrait of East meets West. Set in London, Dover and Beijing, it tells the story of a translator who uncovers a tale of two lovers separated by distance and political intervention. Beautifully crafted, it touches on home and exile, freedom and displacement and the differences between contemporary Britain and China.<br> <br>Xiaolu will be in conversation with Carol Ackroyd.
Contact details: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
21/09/2014 Sadie Jones
10:00 Festival
Venue details: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Temple Church, 1 Pebble Lane, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6NN
Events details: Linda Grant and Sadie Jones are two critically acclaimed authors who offer savvy observations and intricate insights into class, drama, relationships, identity and the human heart. <br><br>Linda Grant’s debut The Cast Iron Shore won the David Higham First Novel Award and her novel, When I Lived in Modern Times, won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her other books include The Clothes on Their Back, Sexing the Millennium and The People on the Street. The Times suggested her last novel, We Had It So Good, was close to the perfect novel whilst The Observer commented ‘Like the best novels, it makes you examine your own moral compass alongside that of its characters.’ Linda’s new novel, Upstairs at the Party, is a wonderful and quietly powerful story about hidden histories and the moments that shape our life. <br><br>Sadie Jones’s debut The Outcast won the Costa First Novel Award and was recently adapted into a primetime, two-part drama for BBC television. Her other novels include Small Wars and The Uninvited Guests. Ann Patchett suggested the latter was ‘so well written, so intricately plotted, that every page delivers some new astonishment’ whilst The Times have stated ‘Jones’s research is impeccable and her emotional intelligence outstanding.’ Sadie’s new novel, Fallout, tells the story of four young friends trying to forge their way in the brittle world of 1970s theatre, fuelled by ambition, love and betrayal. <br><br>Linda and Sadie will be in conversation with Carol Ackroyd.
Contact details: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
24/09/2014 Helen Macdonald
19:00 Author Talk / Signing
Venue details: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, 21 Church Street, Tetbury, GL8 8JG
Events details: Helen Macdonald talks about H is for Hawk at the Yellow Lighted Bookshop
Contact details: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
25/09/2014 Ian McEwan
19:00 Author Talk / Signing
Venue details: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Events details: Steven Pinker on Good Writing with Ian McEwan
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25/09/2014 Ian McEwan
19:00 Author Talk / Signing
Venue details: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Events details: Steven Pinker on Good Writing with Ian McEwan
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events found: 46