Jennifer Egan Headlines Autumn Season

Jennifer Egan 3Best-selling American novelist Jennifer Egan will read from her first book since A Visit From the Goon Squad won her the Pulitzer Prize this autumn, headlining our Writers in Conversation autumn season.

Egan will read from her new novel, Manhattan Beach, at a special WiC event on Sunday 12 November at 6:30 pm, being co-sponsored by the University of Southampton’s Human Worlds Festival.

Egan is joined by three other wonderful writers this autumn.

Booker-shortlisted novelist Rachel Seiffert, named one of the Granta Best of Young British Novelists, will read and discuss her new novel, A Boy in Winter, on Monday 16 October, in our usual location at the Nuffield café.

Alex WheatleLondon writer Alex Wheatle, winner of the 2016 Guardian children’s fiction prize, will read from and discuss Straight Outta Crongton, the latest of his award-winning Crongton sequence of books for teen-agers, on Monday 30 October.

Renowned Southampton writer and University of Southampton creative writing professor Philip Hoare will read from and discuss his new book, RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, on Monday 4 December.

Tickets are just £5 for non-University guests, and can be purchased at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres Web site.

All events are held on campus at Nuffield Southampton Theatre’s cafe, except for  Jennifer Egan’s event, which is starting at 6:30 p.m. at the university’s Avenue campus.




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