Past events

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

Zadie SmithHanif KureishiArundhati RoyNaomi AldermanZadie SmithHanif KureishiArundhati RoyNaomi Alderman
George SaundersKazuo IshiguroP.D. JamesRuth RendellGeorge SaundersKazuo IshiguroP.D. JamesRuth Rendell
Ali SmithDonna TarttStephen FryAnne EnrightAli SmithDonna TarttStephen FryAnne Enright
Alexander McCall SmithMarlon JamesEmma HealeyIan McEwanAlexander McCall SmithMarlon JamesEmma HealeyIan McEwan


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.

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