Fiction 2019

John Lanchester

  • 13
  • Oct




until 3.15pm

Headshot of author John Lanchester

  • Headshot of author John Lanchester


In his excellent new novel, The Wall, John Lanchester imagines what might happen if we built a wall around the UK coastline to keep ‘the Others’ out. Beaches no longer exist and the sea can only be viewed from high ground, but everyone’s safe – in theory. Are the Others really that different to us? John explores where the generational divide over immigration and climate departure might lead and whether it’s a world we really want to live in.

John is the author of five books of non-fiction, including Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay; and five novels, including Capital, which became a BBC series. He will be in conversation with John McAuliffe, poet and Co-Director of the Centre for New Writing.

Doors open 1.30pm

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