Please note this event has been rescheduled from its original date on the 8th November. If you have already reserved a ticket for this event, you do not need to reserve again – your booking will be carried over.
Sarah Hall is one of the most highly praised novelists writing in Britain today and has twice been winner of the BBC Short Story Award. For this event she will read from and discuss her extraordinary new novel Burntcoat, the story of a love affair set during and after a pandemic.
‘You were the last one here before I closed the door of Burntcoat, before we all shut our doors.’
‘Hall’s writing is alchemical, magnificent, divine, bodily. Here are new ways to understand what it feels like to be human… Burntcoat is a masterpiece’ – Daisy Johnson
‘An extraordinary work that will stand as a blazing witness to the age that bore it’ – Sarah Perry
‘In many ways … Burntcoat feels like a culmination of Hall’s work and, in my opinion, it is her finest yet’ Ruth Gilligan, Independent
Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. Twice nominated for the Man Booker prize, she is the award-winning author of five novels, including The Electric Michelangelo (2004) and The Carhullan Army (2007), and three short-story collections, including The Beautiful Indifference (2012), which won the Edge Hill and Portico prizes, Madame Zero (2017), shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize, and winner of the East Anglian Book Award, and Sudden Traveller (2019). She is currently the only author to be four times shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, which she won in 2013 with ‘Mrs Fox’ and in 2020 with ‘The Grotesques’.
Photo: Richard Thwaites
Buy Sarah Hall’s new novel “Burntcoat” from the Litfest Bookshop now at £3.20 off the RRP (includes an optional signed bookplate)