Past events

Since 1991, the festival has welcomed inspiring speakers from across the globe.

Ian McEwanArundhati RoyNaomi AldermanZadie SmithIan McEwanArundhati RoyNaomi AldermanZadie Smith
Philip PullmanGeorge SaundersKazuo IshiguroAlexander McCall SmithPhilip PullmanGeorge SaundersKazuo IshiguroAlexander McCall Smith
Anne EnrightHanif KureishiAlan BennettHarold PinterAnne EnrightHanif KureishiAlan BennettHarold Pinter
Ruth RendellElizabeth StroutAli SmithArthur MillerRuth RendellElizabeth StroutAli SmithArthur Miller


Want to see more? For the full selection of recordings please head over to the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW). The archive contains more than 450 audio and video recordings of UEA Literary Festival events.

See the full archive of past videos

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