Ian McEwan

Former graduate Ian McEwan is among the authors appearing at this autumn’s instalment of the University of East Anglia’s biannual literary festival.

The festival has run since 1991 but has now been renamed as UEA Live is and going online with free broadcasts for the first time.

The spring strand was cancelled due to coronavirus but the event is returning from October, marking 50 years since the launch of the university’s creative writing MA programme.

Ian McEwan – the course’s very first student – is among those appearing, in one of a series of live conversations.

The programme announced so far is:

  • October 7: Lee Child, with Heather Martin
  • October 14: Bocas Lit Fest: Ayanna Gillian Lloyd, Tessa McWatt, and Ingrid Persaud
  • October 21: Diana Evans
  • October 28: Ian McEwan
  • November 4: Poems, perseverance, and positivity: Raymond Antrobus and Joe Dunthorne

Further dates are promised, with booking opening on August 6. For more details visit the UEA Live website.

Featured recordings from past events are available to watch on the British Archive for Contemporary Writing website.