Literary Reputations

Margaret Drabble: The Afterlife of Novelists

  • 10
  • Oct
  • 10
  • Oct



Image of Margaret Drabble looking straight at the camera with her head resting on her handRuth Corney


For the 2019 Anthony Burgess Lecture, we are delighted to welcome Dame Margaret Drabble to Manchester for a specially commissioned talk on literary reputations. Taking Anthony Burgess's grand late bid for immortality Earthly Powers as a starting point, the lecture will explore how we remember writers and the power of posterity.

Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield and is the author of 19 novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Pure Gold Baby, and The Dark Flood Rises. She has also written biographies and screenplays. Presented in partnership with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

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