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King's Lynn fiction festival gets real this spring

The 33rd King’s Lynn Fiction Festival is to be held in the spring at the Town Hall.

Eleven authors will be joining the festival to share and discuss their work featuring Louis de Bernières, Jemma Wayne, James Wilson, Alison Moore, Stephen May, Robert Edric, Kathy O’Shaughnessy, Peter Benson, Gerald Jacobs, Rachel Hore and DJ Taylor.

Among the writers attending are Louis de Bernières who will be introducing his latest novel Autumn of the Ace.

Louis de Bernieres (54457782)
Louis de Bernieres (54457782)

Louis is known worldwide for his novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Louis has produced novels, plays, poetry, non fiction and short stories for which he has achieved many awards.

Stephen May has written textbooks for creative writing, plays and novels.

Jemma Wayne (54457779)
Jemma Wayne (54457779)

His latest novel is Sell Us the Rope, set in May 1907 and a young Stalin is in London for a conference of Russian communists.

Alison Moore was previously short listed for The Man Booker Prize for her novel The Lighthouse and her short stories have been published in various magazines, journals and anthologies, including Best British Short Stories and Best British Horror, also broadcast on BBC Radio.

Alison will be presenting her new novel The Retreat.

Alison Moore (54457787)
Alison Moore (54457787)

Peter Benson has been described by the London Evening Standard as having one of the most distinctive voices in modern British fiction.

Stromness Dinner is a love story set on Orkney and he has won a number of prizes for his work, including The Guardian Fiction Prize, The Encore Award and The Somerset Maugham Award, and was awarded a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship in 1994.

Jemma Wayne is the author of three novels After Before, Chains of Sand and To Dare.

Stephen May (54458076)
Stephen May (54458076)

She has been long listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and short listed for both The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize and the Waverton Good Read Award.

Tickets are £10 for each session and a weekend ticket can be purchased for £40.

For further enquiries contact lynnlitfests@gmail.com Visit the website here www.lynnlitfests.com

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