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King's Lynn fiction festival is coming to town featuring authors literature fans can meet in person

The 34th Fiction Festival will be coming to the town hall in Lynn.

It will introduce some of the best contemporary writers, where literature fans can meet the authors behind some of their favourite books, over the weekend of March 10-12.

All the weekend’s events take place at the town hall on Saturday Market Place where writers will discuss their work in a congenial and informal setting.

Stephen May
Stephen May

Starting on Friday, March 10 at 7.30pm, authors in conversation will be Sally Emerson, who wrote Perfect: Stories of the Impossible and Rachel Hore, author of One Moonlit Night. It will be chaired by Lachlan Mackinnon.

On Saturday, March 11 at 11am a discussion called What Persuades You, The Reader, To Buy a Novel will be chaired by writer John Lucas.

Mid-afternoon at 3pm, author of Daisy and Woolf, Michelle Cahill joins Stephen May who has written six novels, one of which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award called Life! Death! Prizes!

Rachel Hore
Rachel Hore

Later on in the evening at 8pm, Carol Birch, author of Shadow Girls and Guinevere Glasfurd who wrote Privilege which was published last year, will be hosted by Rachel Hore.

Two sessions will take place on Sunday, March 12 with the first at 11am featuring Jane Feaver whose fourth book is called Fever and DJ Taylor, author of 14 novels including Derby Day, and is chaired by Lachlan Mackinnon.

Finally on Sunday at 3pm, Miranda Seymour will discuss her biography The Life of Jean Rhys and will be chaired by DJ Taylor.

Michelle Cahill
Michelle Cahill

Miranda is an English literary critic, novelist and biographer. She has written not only nine novels and a number of notable biographies, but also a memoir, My Father’s House, which won the Pen Ackerley Prize.

Her latest is an intimate and insightful biography, I Used To Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys.

The authors will be available to chat and sign purchases from the book stall.

Guinevere Glasford
Guinevere Glasford

The event is supported by Norfolk County Council and will close with a raffle draw.

For further details visit www.lynnlitfests.com

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