Alex Clark’s Literary Soirée

Sat 19 Nov 2022 | 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Kate Mosse

Join the queen of conversation, Alex Clark in the Ballroom at the University Arms for the launch of her Literary Soirée, an evening of fun, frivolity, and special guests.

Alex will be chatting to a panel of writers to learn more about their lives, their books, and what makes them tick.  

Guests confirmed include Kate Mosse, founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Abi Morgan, BAFTA and Emmy-award winning playwright and screenwriter and American History professor Sarah Churchwell.

Grab a drink, sit down and enjoy!

Tables will be arranged in groups of 10, you will be allocated seats, there will be a seat plan upon arrival. Ticket includes a drink on arrival.

Venue: University Arms

Duration: 2hr

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Host Biography

Alex Clark is a broadcaster and journalist, who writes for many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a co-host on the Graham Norton Book Club for Audible and hosts the TLS podcast. She is a professional chairperson and appears all over the UK at Cheltenham, Hay and the Southbank Centre. Alex is a festival honorary patron.   

Author Biographies

Kate Mosse is an award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist and non-fiction writer, the author of eight novels and short-story collections, including the multimillion-selling Languedoc Trilogy, The Burning Chambers Series and number one bestselling gothic fiction The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist’s Daughter. Her books have been translated into thirty-seven languages and published in more than forty countries. The Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, she is the Founder of the global Women In History campaign.  

Abi Morgan is a BAFTA and Emmy-award winning playwright and screenwriter whose credits include The Iron Lady, Suffragette, Sex Traffic, The Hour, Brick Lane and Shame. She is the creator and writer of BBC drama, The Split. 

Sarah Churchwell is Professorial Fellow in American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is the author of Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream and Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and The Invention of The Great Gatsby. She was co-winner of the 2015 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award and longlisted for the 2021 Orwell Prize for Journalism.