Prize-winning author Tim Pears in conversation with Alex Clark

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Join us for a literary evening out on Thursday, April 27th with prize-winner Tim Pears, in conversation with The Guardian's Alex Clark, as he shares writing tips, stories from his own childhood in Devon, researching WWI history and how those experiences influenced his new book, The Horseman


As the prize-winning author of In the Place of Fallen Leaves, Tim has created a Hardyesque pastoral novel set in Devon, 1911, about an unlikely friendship between two children, Leo Sercombe, a carter’s son, and Lottie Prideaux, daughter of the Master of the estate. Hallucinatory, beautiful and suffused with the magic of nature, it is the first in a dazzling new trilogy. 

Come along and ask Tim your questions, hear fascinating discussion behind the story told in The Horseman and meet other readers and fans at what promises to be a fascinating event! Spaces are limited so book this week to avoid missing out 

Tim Pears grew up in Devon and left school at sixteen. His first novel, In the Place of Fallen Leaves, was published in 1993 and won the Hawthornden Prize and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Award. His second, In a Land of Plenty, was made into a ten-part BBC drama, broadcast in 2001. His other novels are A Revolution of the SunWake UpBlenheim OrchardLanded (shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the IMPAC Award,) Disputed Land and In the Light of Morning. He teaches creative writing and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Tim Pears lives in Oxford with his wife and children.

Alex Clark is a literary journalist and broadcaster who writes for the Guardian, the Observer, the Times Literary Supplement and the Spectator. She is a regular on BBC Radio 4, chairs numerous literary events and is an experienced judge of literary awards, including the 2008 Man Booker Prize; she is currently chair of the Encore Award for a second novel. She lives in London.

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Thursday, April 27th 
6.00pm: Doors open with complimentary drinks served in our beautiful conservatory
6.30pm: Author Tim Pears in conversation with literary journalist Alex Clark, followed by Q&A
7.30pm: Ends
*All tickets include complimentary wine and drinks. Contact us with any questions about this event. 
Alex Clark and Tim Pears
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