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5 June 2018

I will be interviewing novelist and activist Arundhati Roy on stage at the British Library following her WG Sebald lecture on literary translation.  The event begins at 7pm and will be livestreamed to the Living Knowledge Network of 22 libraries across the UK.  It will be also be streamed to the main Lecture Theatre at UEA.  The annual Sebald lecture is organised by the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT). 

4 June 2018

I will be introducing the launch of Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott at Somerset House, London, this evening.

18 March 2018

My article 'The Rise Of Creative Writing' is the commissioned guest article in the current edition of NAWE's journal, Writing In Practice, which is published today.

19 January 2018

I'm giving a talk today to the United Nations Association in Norwich about the UNESCO Cities of Literature network and my recent visit to Ljubljana.  

27 November 2017

My literary archive, including novel manuscripts and various correspondence going back 25 years, is now available at the British Archive of Contemporary Writing.  

22 November 2017

I am delivering a lecture on 'The Rise of Creative Writing' at the Slovene Book Fair in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at an event organised by the Slovene Publishing Academy and Association of Book Publishers.

30 October 2017

In 2013 Christopher Bigsby interviewed Naomi Alderman and me on stage at the UEA Literary Festival. A transcript of the interview has just been published by Boiler House Press in Writers in Conversation with Christopher Bigsby Volume Six.

6 October 2017 to 8 October 2017

I will be a plenary speaker this week at the Third International Conference in Creative Writing at Ionian University in Corfu.

7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017

I'm teaching a Tutored Retreat this week for the Arvon Foundation at Lumb Bank in Yorkshire with co-tutor Patricia Duncker and guest reader Rose Tremain.

13 July 2017

I am reading from my new novel and discussing my writing with the Suffolk Book League this evening at the Ipswich Institute.  

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