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Dr Philip Langeskov, of the UEA’s Spring Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val

ELIF SHAFAK

in con­ver­sa­tion with Jean McNeil on Wed­nes­day, March 1. Elif is the most widely read fe­male au­thor in Turkey. She lives in Lon­don and her work has been trans­lated into more than 40 lan­guages. Her lat­est novel is Three Daugh­ters of Eve.

LOUISE DOUGHTY

in con­ver­sa­tion with Henry Sut­ton on Wed­nes­day, March 8. Louise is the au­thor of best­selling psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller Ap­ple Tree Yard, which has just been shown as a BBC se­ries star­ring Emily Wat­son. She has writ­ten seven other nov­els. The lat­est, Black Wa­ter, is a thriller with themes of guilt and re­spon­si­bil­ity. Louise, who stud­ied at UEA, is also a for­mer judge of the Man Booker Prize.

GE­ORGE SAUN­DERS

in con­ver­sa­tion with Dr Philip Langeskov on Thurs­day, March 16. Ge­orge’s book Tenth of De­cem­ber won the in­au­gu­ral Fo­lio Prize, the Story Prize and was a fi­nal­ist for the Na­tional Book Award. In 2013, he was named one of the world’s 100 most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple by Time mag­a­zine.

MICHAEL PEN­NING­TON

in con­ver­sa­tion with Steve Waters on Wed­nes­day, March 22. Michael has been a lead­ing ac­tor for 50 years play­ing many Shake­spear­ian heroes for the Royal Shake­speare Com­pany, and the English Shake­speare Com­pany, which he co-founded. He has also taken lead­ing tele­vi­sion roles and takes his solo shows on Shake­speare and Chekhov around the world. King Lear in Brook­lyn is his 10th book.

ALI SMITH

in con­ver­sa­tion with Dr Philip Langeskovon Wed­nes­day, May 3. Ali Smith is an in­ter­na­tional best­selling au­thor. Both Ho­tel World and The Ac­ci­den­tal were short­listed for the Booker Prize and the Or­ange Prize. How To Be Both won the Bai­leys Women’s Prize for Fic­tion, the Gold­smiths Prize, the Costa Novel Award and was short­listed for the Man Booker and the Fo­lio Prize.

ED BALLS

in con­ver­sa­tion with Prof Alan Fin­layson on Wed­nes­day, May 17. Ed is a for­mer MP, cab­i­net min­is­ter and trea­sury chief eco­nomic ad­viser. Cur­rent roles in­clude se­nior fel­low at Har­vard Univer­sity and chair­man of Nor­wich City Foot­ball Club. The politi­cian and econ­o­mist has also writ­ten a best­selling mem­oir, Speak­ing Out: Lessons in Life and Pol­i­tics – and has re­cently toured the coun­try with Strictly Come Danc­ing Live!

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