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UEA Literary Festival, Isabel Allende

On the 12th of February at UEA’s Literary festival, Isabel Allende talked about her new book, (A Long Petal of the Sea), which discusses love, relationships, optimism in these dark times and as always, stories. However, she tenderly defined them as personal histories. Her new book is translated by two Norwich academics; Nick Caistor and…

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Gina Miller at the UEA Literary Festival: ‘Is democracy broken? Is it time for an evolution in democracy?’

Gina Miller has proposed that the remain campaign would fail to win in a second referendum, in a highly anticipated appearance at UEA’s Literary Festival. This comes in the wake of today’s ‘meaningful vote’ in Parliament, a vote that would not exist without Miller’s activism against the British government. Speaking to her student audience in…

Arts, OldVenue

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…

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Stephen Fry at UEA’s Autumn Literary Festival

At 7pm this past Wednesday, October 9th, UEA’s campus was functioning as normal. The last dishes of the day were being served at the campus kitchen, the sun was setting over the lake. Crowds of sports teams filled the Blue Bar, hollering chants and call-and-response tunes at the top of their lungs while others, working…

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