Lewes Literary Society

Events 2019/20

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.

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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. Tickets for this talk can be bought in advance here, or from Bow Windows Bookshop, or on the door.

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.