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Litfest is delighted to announce a new date for the livestreamed event ‘Sarah Hall – In Conversation’, which was originally due to take place on Friday 8th October and was postponed after Sarah unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19.

We are thrilled that Sarah will now be able to join us on Friday 12th November at 7pm to discuss her new novel, Burntcoat, which has received outstanding reviews since its release in October.

‘The pleasure of Hall’s prose – visceral, intimate – is a balm to our collective wound’ Mia Levitin,Spectator

‘Finely wrought, intellectually brave and emotionally honest’ Stuart Kelly, Scotsman

‘Burntcoat hovers somewhere between the literal truth and what, during the worst moments of the pandemic, many of us feared the truth might be’ Claire Allfree, The Times

‘In many ways … Burntcoat feels like a culmination of Hall’s work and, in my opinion, it is her finest yet’ Ruth Gilligan, Independent

If you are already a ticketholder to this event, your event booking will be transferred to the newly rescheduled date.  If you do not already have a ticket, there’s still plenty of time to book!  The event takes place via the online platform Crowdcast, and tickets are completely free.

Reserve a Ticket

You can buy Sarah Hall’s acclaimed new novel ‘Burntcoat’ from the Litfest Bookshop now at £3.20 off the RRP (includes an optional signed bookplate).  All profits go directly to support Litfest as a charitable organisation.