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Friday 19 June | 19.30 | £12/£6 under 16
Louis de Bernières published his first novel in 1990 and was selected by Granta magazine as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. Since then he has become well known internationally as a writer with Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1994), winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Novel.
His sixth novel Birds Without Wings was published in 2004. This was followed by A Partisan’s Daughter (2008), which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award, and Notwithstanding: Stories from an English village, published in Autumn 2009.
Louis has recently published his first collection of poetry, Imagining Alexandria: Poems in Memory of Constantinos Cavafis. As well as writing, he plays the flute, mandolin, clarinet and guitar. He was born in London in 1954 and currently lives in Norfolk.
Stephen Chittenden studied History at the University of Edinburgh before embarking on a broadcasting career with the BBC. He is currently a news reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live and has recently returned to university to study part-time for a Masters of Studies in Creative Writing degree at the University of Cambridge.