Lewes Literary Society

Our next talk is by Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at Sussex University specialising in bee ecology, and author of The Garden Jungle and Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse.

All Saints Centre, Lewes, Tuesday 27th February 2024,

8pm (doors open 7.30pm).

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Nancy Campbell

26th March 2024

Nancy Campbell’s latest book, Thunderstone, is a memoir of life after lockdown in an old Buccaneer caravan. In 2020 Nancy received the Royal Geographical Society Ness Award for environmental writing for a decade-long response to the polar regions across non-fiction (The Library of Ice), poetry (Disko Bay) and artist’s books (How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Greenlandic). The poems written during her two-year role as Canal Laureate for The Poetry Society were installed along the waterways where they could be seen projected on wharves at night, stencilled on towpaths, or engraved into fish gates; they are collected in the pamphlet Navigations. Another pamphlet of prose poems, Uneasy Pieces, was published by Guillemot Press in 2022. Nancy has held numerous international research residencies, most recently as Visiting Professor of Literature at the Free University of Berlin.



Kate Mosse

23rd April 2024

Kate Mosse, novelist and co-founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, will talk about her work including her latest book, The Ghost Ship, an epic novel about a mysterious boat with a female captain fighting slave traders on the Barbary Coast, inspired by real life female pirates. It it the latest in the Joubert family chronicles, following the fortunes of a French Huguenot family from Carcassonne to Amsterdam to the Canary Islands and South Africa.

Mosse, who is the co-founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction is the author of nine novels and short story collections, as well as non-fiction books including Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries. She shot to fame in 2005 with Labyrinth, the first book in her Languedoc trilogy.

In 2013, she was awarded an OBE for services to literature and women. She is married to the playwright Greg Mosse with two adult children and lives in West Sussex and South West France.