Tag: Chris Bigsby

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Review: Jane Smiley at UEA Literary Festival

As soon as Chris Bigsby introduced American author Jane Smiley, it was evident we were in for an interesting evening: author of over 20 books, Pulitzer prize winner…and 89th on Goldberg’s list of 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America. Once the applause had died down, Smiley gave her wry response – while her relatives…


Ian McEwan and Paul Nurse at UEA Literary Festival – review

The penultimate night of UEA’s Autumn Literary Festival saw Nobel Prize winner Paul Nurse, and the internationally renowned writer Ian McEwan take to the stage in conversation with UEA’s own Chris Bigsby. It might have seemed an odd decision to pair a Scientist and a Novelist, but it was a decision that definitely paid off….