At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family and six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. Norman was not his real name, it was Lemn Sissay. He learned that his mother had been pleading for his safe return to her since his birth. This is Lemn’s story, one of cruelty and neglect, determination and triumph. Lemn Sissay (MBE) is one of Britain’s best loved, award-winning poets and performers.
Interviewer: Paul Blezard
Sponsored by: Market Street Kitchen
Photographer Credit: Hamish Brown
Robert Harris had a successful career as a journalist and reporter for the BBC before becoming an international bestselling author of historical fiction and thrillers including Munich, An Officer and a Spy and Fatherland. Join him in conversation with Festival Patron Jeremy Vine as he discusses his gripping new thriller The Second Sleep, which is set in a remote Exmoor village.
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES A SIGNED HARDBACK COPY OF HIS NEW RELEASE.
Photographer Credit: KT Bruce
Sponsored by: Walter Henry’s Bookshop