Past events

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

Bill BrysonMarlon JamesZadie SmithSalman RushdieBill BrysonMarlon JamesZadie SmithSalman Rushdie
Ian McEwanHanif KureishiDonna TarttMichael OndaatjeIan McEwanHanif KureishiDonna TarttMichael Ondaatje
Stephen FryKazuo IshiguroPhilip PullmanArundhati RoyStephen FryKazuo IshiguroPhilip PullmanArundhati Roy
Paul McCartneyTash AwGeorge SaundersToni MorrisonPaul McCartneyTash AwGeorge SaundersToni Morrison


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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