in association with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation
The fifth (and final) in a new series of FREE events features Alan Hollinghurst.
Alan Hollinghurst was born in Gloucestershire and is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford. He lectured at Oxford, and at University College London, before becoming Deputy Editor of the Times Literary Supplement in 1982.
His first novel, The Swimming Pool Library, was published in 1988 and won the 1989 Somerset Maugham Award. It was followed by The Folding Star (1994 – and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), The Spell (1998) and the Booker Prize-winning The Line of Beauty (2004). His latest novel, The Stranger’s Child, was published in the summer of 2011 and long-listed for that year’s Man Booker Prize.
Alan will be talking about his work and answering questions from the audience. Drinks will be available from the bar, and there’ll be a special Blackwell’s bookstall, with signing after the event.
Date: Thursday 8th December 2011
Entry: Free – all welcome (booking recommended;
email:to reserve seats)
Venue: The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill,
Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
Contact: James Draper: +44 (0) 161 247 1787;
The Manchester Writing School at MMU: www.mmu.ac.uk/writingschool
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation: www.anthonyburgess.org
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