Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2010

Wednesday, 30 June

Louis de Bernières and Mavis Cheek

Book NowSt Michael’s Hall, Mytholmroyd

8pm to 9.30pm approx £9
(£7) £5 under 26s

Literary Ticket Offer – see Louis de Bernières, Mavis Cheek, Alison Weir, Suzannah Dunn and Hilary Mantel for £22

A not-to-be missed evening for any reader of contemporary fiction. The Festival presents an evening with two distinguished novelists who will read, talk about their work and answer questions from the audience.

Louis de BernièresLouis de Bernières published his first novel in 190. Since then he has become well known internationally as a writer. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (194) won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Novel. Louis’ latest book, Notwithstanding: Stories from an English Village came out in November 2009. As well as writing, Louis plays the flute, mandolin, clarinet and guitar.

‘Meticulously done...genuinely poignant and funny’ (The Spectator on Notwithstanding)

Mavis CheekMavis Cheek’s first novel Pause Between Acts was published in 1988 and won the She/John Menzies First Novel Prize. She is the author of thirteen novels including Mrs Fytton's Country Life, Janice Gentle Gets Sexy and, most recently, Amenable Women (about Anne of Cleves) which was described in The Times as 'a brilliantly funny, warm, intelligent read'. Her latest novel Truth To Tell (Hutchison) is published later this spring.

‘You’ll want to read whole paragraphs aloud to anyone who'll listen’ (The Independent on Amenable Women)

Festival programme

Saturday 26 June
Sunday 27 June
Monday 28 June
Tuesday 29 June
Wednesday 30 June
Thursday 1 July
Friday 2 July
Saturday 3 July
Sunday 4 July
Monday 5 July
Tuesday 6 July
Wednesday 7 July
Thursday 8 July
Friday 9 July
Saturday 10 July
Sunday 11 July


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