Lewes Literary Society

Events 2017/2018

All events start at 8pm at the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LE.

Margaret Drabble

10th October 2017

AUTOBIOGRAPHY AS FICTION

Margaret Drabble DBE is a highly-acclaimed novelist, biographer and critic. She is the author of nineteen novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, and the most recent, The Dark Flood Rises. She was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She was awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime’s Distinguished Service to Literature.
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Emma Tucker

14th November 2017

THE FUTURE OF PRINT JOURNALISM

Emma Tucker has been deputy editor of The Times since 2013. Previously she worked at The Financial Times, covering politics and economics, including reporting on the EU in Brussels for six years. She grew up in Lewes and went to Priory School.

Chris Cleave

16th January 2018

LESSONS FROM HISTORY: BRAVERY, FORGIVENESS & UNITY

Chris Cleave is the author of Everyone Brave is ForgivenGoldThe Other Hand and Incendiary. His novels have been published in thirty languages and have been adapted for screen and stage worldwide. He is a regular newspaper and broadcast contributor to the cultural debate on parenting, literature and human rights. His website is here.

William Shaw

20th February 2018

MAKING BELIEVE

Before becoming a crime writer, William Shaw was an award-winning music journalist. He’s the author of a series of highly praised detective books set in 1960s London featuring DS Breen and WPC Tozer, the most recent of which is Sympathy for the Devil. He has also written a standalone novel, The Birdwatcher. His website is here.

 

Philippe Sands

20th March 2018

A PERSONAL STORY OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMES

Philippe Sands is a human rights lawyer and professor of law at University College London. His latest book, East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, was awarded the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction.

Kathryn Hughes

24th April 2018

VICTORIANS UNDONE: OUR ANCESTORS’ EMBARRASSING BODIES

Kathryn Hughes is an award-winning journalist, and the author of much-admired biographies of Mrs Beeton and George Eliot. She is also professor of life writing at the University of East Anglia. Her most recent book is Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum.