Past events

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

W.G. SebaldHarold PinterIan RankinDonna TarttW.G. SebaldHarold PinterIan RankinDonna Tartt
Margaret AtwoodIan McEwanAlexander McCall SmithSalman RushdieMargaret AtwoodIan McEwanAlexander McCall SmithSalman Rushdie
Kazuo IshiguroZadie SmithAli SmithPaul McCartneyKazuo IshiguroZadie SmithAli SmithPaul McCartney
Marlon JamesAlan BennettEmma HealeyHanif KureishiMarlon JamesAlan BennettEmma HealeyHanif Kureishi


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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