The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Friday 26th February – Sunday 6th March 2016

Welcome to The Independent Bath Literature Festival 2016! For our 21st birthday- our theme is 'Forever Young'. Debut novels and fresh talent will be at the top of the agenda and something that never gets old: discovering a new book by a favourite author. Take a look through the packed 10-day programme of over 130+ events including Joan Bakewell, Alice Roberts, Marian Keyes, AC Grayling, Carol Drinkwater, Brian Blessed and many more. Take advantage of the priority booking and avoid the queues. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival

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The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Sebastian Faulks: Where My Heart Used to Beat

Sebastian Faulks

One of our best-loved authors (Birdsong, Charlotte Grey), Sebastian Faulks’ latest novel has been described as his most remarkable yet: ‘Profoundly moving’ – Independent on Sunday. This is a rare opportunity to hear him talking about his life and work. With Elizabeth Day, award-winning novelist and Observer writer.

Date: Saturday 27th February

Time: 10-11am

Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions. Under 18s receive 50% off.

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Gloria Steinem: My Life On The Road

Gloria Steinem

The leading light of modern feminism, this is Gloria Steinem’s first visit to the UK in over twenty years. Now aged 81, the activist and founder of Ms.magazine looks back on My Life on the Road. ‘Fascinating, thoughtful, inspiring.’ — The Independent. Chaired by the BBC Radio 4’s Jenni Murray.

Date: Saturday 27th February

Time: 2.45-3.45pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions. Under 18s receive 50% off.

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Pat Barker: Noonday

Pat Barker

With Noonday, the latest novel from the author of the Regeneration trilogy (RegenerationThe Eye in the Door and Man Booker Prize winner The Ghost Road), Pat Barker turns for the first time to World War Two. In conversation with literary critic and former Man Booker Prize judge Alex Clark. ‘Bold, hard-hitting, unforgettable’ — The Independent on Sunday.

Date: Friday 26th February

Time: 6.15-7.15pm

Tickets: £9 / £8 concessions.

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Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier

From the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring comes a powerful new novel. At the Edge of the Orchard introduces us to the Goodenough family, settlers in the 19th century Ohio swamps. At her imaginative best, Tracy Chevalier brings to life a story of family struggle, the might of nature and personal determination.

Date: Friday 4th March

Time: 6.15-7.15pm

Tickets: £9 / £8 concessions.

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