Lewes Literary Society

Events 2019/2020

All events start at 8pm at the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LE. Doors are open from 7.30pm, and we have a friendly bar where you can purchase a drink to take into the auditorium.

Our brilliant value season tickets will go on sale at the end of August, and can be bought here, or on the door at our first talk. Alternatively, you can buy tickets for individual talks. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, which is only used to remind you to book for our talks, please contact us here.

Damian Barr

8th October 2019

Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and the Sunday Times Memoir of the Year, and won him Stonewall Writer of the Year. Damian writes columns for the Big Issue and High Life and hosts his celebrated Literary Salon at The Savoy. You Will Be Safe Here is his debut novel.

 

Jacqueline Wilson (16+ only)

12th November 2019

Jacqueline Wilson is an award-winning children’s novelist. Her 100+ books – including the Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather series – have sold more than 40 million copies in the UK alone, and been adapted for stage and TV. As well as receiving an OBE in 2002 for Services to Literacy in Schools, Jacqueline was awarded a DBE in 2008.
Please note this event is for over 16s only.

 

Ruth Ware

21st January 2020

Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs Westaway have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. Her new book, The Turn of the Key, is due out in August 2019. Her books have been optioned for film and TV, and she is published in more than forty languages.

 

Sathnam Sanghera

11th February 2020

Sathnam Sanghera is an award-winning columnist and feature writer for The Times. He has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards twice, for his memoir The Boy With The Topknot and his novel Marriage Material, the former being adapted by BBC Drama in 2017. He has won numerous prizes for his journalism, including Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2002 and Media Commentator of the Year in the 2015 Comment Awards.

 

Fiona Sampson

10th March 2020

Fiona Sampson is an award-winning poet, writer, broadcaster and critic. She has published twenty-seven books in thirty-seven languages, and received an MBE for Services to Literature. Her recent books include Limestone Country and In Search of Mary Shelley, a critically-acclaimed biography which was serialised on Radio 4, and was the Times Literary Non-fiction Book of the Year. Her forthcoming poetry collection, Come Down, will be published in 2020.

 

Alexander Masters

21st April 2020

Alexander Masters is the author of Stuart, A Life Backwards, which won the Guardian First Book Award and the Hawthornden Prize.  It was turned into a film for BBC and HBO, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.  His second book, Simon, The Genius in my Basement, was a study of an eccentric mathematical prodigy.  A Life Discarded, 148 diaries found in a skip, is the third in this trilogy of memoir/biographies.