Friday 30 October 2009

Book Event

I'll be giving a talk at the Royal Society of Literature on Monday 2 November. It will be called "William Golding: The Making of a Novelist" and will start at 7.00 in the lecture theatre at Somerset House. Claire Tomalin will be in the chair.


Thursday 8 October 2009

Books and Bees

On Wednesday 14 October at 6.30 I'll be giving the Laurie Lee Lecture at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature - it will be in the Everyman Theatre, and on Friday 16th I'll be talking to Stephen Derry about my Golding biography at the Wells Literary Festival (7.30 in St Cuthbert's Church).
On the bee front: at the Man Booker dinner on Tuesday the Chair of the Judges James Naughtie told me that he is now a beekeeper. It seems that the literary world is gradually being taken over by bees - which can only be good.