Harriet Martineau Lecture: Sarah Perry

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The Harriet Martineau Lecture celebrates the legacy of a remarkable, world-changing woman by inviting globally-renowned radical writers to respond to her life and work. This year we welcome Sarah Perry, the Norwich-based author of After Me Comes the Flood, The Essex Serpent (Waterstones Book of the Year 2016) and Melmoth.

‘Perry’s masterly piece of postmodern gothic is one of the great literary achievements of our century’ Alex Preston, the Guardian

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Duration: c. 1 hour

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. The Essex Serpent was a number one bestseller in hardback, Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 and Book of the Year 2017 at the British Book Awards. Her work has been translated into twenty languages. She lives in Norwich.



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25 May

02:30 pm

Supported by The Martineau Society.

In partnership with National Centre for Writing.

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