Peter Kemp

Peter Kemp


Peter Kemp is the Chief Fiction Reviewer of the Sunday Times and was its Fiction Editor from 1995 to 2010.  He has written books on Muriel Spark and HG Wells and is the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations.  He has been a judge for the Booker Prize, the Betty Trask Award, the Whitbread Novel Award, the Encore Prize, the V.S Pritchett Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of its Council and is on the Advisory Committee of the Man Booker Prize.

15:30 – 16:30 Withering England: Jonathan Coe and John Lanchester

Alexander McKenzie Stage

Withering England: Jonathan Coe and John Lanchester Two of the most astute observers of our national condition have recently published new books.  In Middle England Jonathan Coe returns to the Trotter family to write what the Financial Times described as ‘a pertinent, witty study of a nation in crisis’.  John Lanchester’s novel The Wall imagines […]