Francis King - Drawn from Memory

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Saturday 10 July 4pm £7 (£5)

‘Some say that nothing happens to them, but everything happens to the writer who sees the world around him as material for fiction. Francis King is such a writer, which explains why he has been able to go on writing novels and stories for longer than many of his readers and indeed publishers haven been alive.’ Thus wrote Allan Massie in The Spectator on publication earlier this year of Cold Snap, King’s fiftieth book. Now eighty-seven (and still writing), King is the most autobiographical of writers and he will be In Conversation with the Festival’s Literary Co-ordinator Peter Burton to discuss the way in which his life frequently percolates into his fiction. King will also read from Cold Snap (set during the memorably icy winter of 1947) and preview his new short story ‘The Man Who Noticed’ which will be published in the autumn.  

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