Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Oxford literature festival to include A-list authors

18th January 2010

Prolific authors John Le Carré and Nick Hornby are among those set to lecture at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival this year.

Held at Oxford University's Christ Church college, the writers will be joined by a number of other literary giants including Hanif Kureishi and Lynn Barber.

Martin Amis, Philip Pullman and Man Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel will also be in attendance.

Running from Saturday March 20th until Sunday March 28th, there will be almost 100 events - all costing between £5 and £10.

Pullman is expected to talk about his upcoming novel The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.

The book, which is set to be published this Easter, controversially denies that Jesus was the son of God.

Pullman argues that St Paul came up with the story that Jesus has a link to the almighty creator.

'Paul was a literary and imaginative genius of the first order who has probably had more influence on the history of the world than any other human being, Jesus certainly included,' he claimed, when questioned about the new novel last year.

Latest Blog
Foyles' Find Your Way Through ... Depression
24/04/2017

How the tv series 13 Reasons Why and Prince Harry's revelations about his own mental health have both sparked important debates about teen wellbeing.

Meg Howrey on the Impossibility of Avoiding Science in Fiction
24/04/2017

As her new book, The Wanderers, is published, exclusively for Foyles, Meg Howrey discusses why all writers of contemporary fiction are going to have to deal with science, and the interesting things that happen between and beyond the categories.

Sara Paretsky Recalls a Childhood as the 'Town Giraffe' in Lawrence, Kansas
20/04/2017

As her new V I Warshawski novel, Fallout, is published, Sara Paretsky recalls her childhood in Lawrence, Kansas and how the town has provided the inspiration and setting for several of her novels, including Fallout.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd