Five minutes with...
All the events begin at 7pm in Lecture Theatre One at UEA. Tickets are £8, or £4 for students, available from www.uea. ac.uk/litfest
Dr Philip Langeskov, of the UEA’s Spring Literary Festival
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!