Kate Sawyer: Author of This Family & The Stranding

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Running Time (INCLUDING ANY INTERVALS): 45 minutes



KATE SAWYER 21 October 2023 4.00 pm


Local author Kate Sawyer will be in conversation about her new Bury St Edmunds based novel THIS FAMILY. With shades of Mrs Dalloway, THIS FAMILY is set over the course of an English summer’s day but punctuated with memories from the past forty years of love and loss, hope and joy, heartbreak and grief. This is the story of a family told by a chorus of characters. It is an exploration of the small moments that bring us to where we are, the changes that are brought about by time, and what, despite everything, stays the same.

Kate will also discuss her Costa shortlisted and East Anglian Book Award winning debut novel THE STRANDING and talk about the process of adapting it for the screen.


About the author: Kate Sawyer was born and grew up in Bury St Edmunds. She trained as an actor at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and subsequently worked as an actor, producer and wrote several short films before turning her hand to fiction. Her debut novel, THE STRANDING (Coronet, 2021), was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, won the East Anglian fiction prize, was adapted for BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and is being developed for TV by Fremantle and Afua Hirsch’s production company Born In Me. Her second novel THIS FAMILY (Coronet, 2023) was published in May this year to great critical acclaim. She is the host of Novel Experience, a weekly podcast where she talks to authors about their writing practices and the experiences that brought them to, through and beyond publication. After twenty years living in London, and briefly New York and LA, she recently returned to her native Bury St Edmunds, where, as a solo mother by choice, she lives with her young daughter.

Early bird discount 10% off all tickets booked before 31st July
Multibuy discount 10% off when you book tickets to 6 or more talks.

Saturday 21 October 2023
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