Forever Iris
Celebrating the Centenary of a Magnificent Novelist

Iris Murdoch was a dazzling, complicated and bewitching one-off: a philosopher who became a prolific writer of some of the best-loved novels of the 20th century. From The Bell to The Sea, The Sea, The Flight from the Enchanter and A Severed Head, Murdoch’s writing thrums with ideas, sexual intrigue and miraculously shape-shifting characters. Join our panel of Catherine Taylor, Jonathan Gibbs, Charlotte Mendelson to celebrate her work and her legacy.

Chaired by Alex Clark, journalist, critic, broadcaster and Festival Artistic Director.

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