UEA Literary Festival Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Interviewees include: Peter Ackroyd; Kate Adie; George Alagiah; Madeleine Albright; Naomi Alderman; Monica Ali; David Almond; Martin Amis; Simon Armitage; Lisa Appiganesi; John Ashbery; Kate Atkinson; Margaret Atwood; Tash Aw; Alan Ayckbourn; Paul Bailey; Beryl Bainbridge; Joan Bakewell; Iain Banks; Russell Banks; John Banville;Elspeth Barker; Pat Barker; Julian Barnes; Sebastian Barry; Martyn Bedford; Martin Bell; Alan Bennett;Louis de Bernieres; Benjamin Black; Cherie Blair; Lionel Blue; Alain de Botton; William Boyd; T.C. Boyle; John Boyne; Malcolm Bradbury; Melvyn Bragg; Rory Bremner; Andre Brink; Geraldine Brooks; Bill Bryson; John Burnside; A.S. Byatt; Alistair Campbell; Justin Cartwright; Eleanor Catton; Michael Chabon; Jung Chang; Tracy Chevalier; Lee Child; Julian Clary; Mark Cocker; Robert Coover; Bernard Cornwell; Patricia Cornwell; Tom Courtenay; Andrew Cowan; Jim Crace; Rachel Cusk; Andrew Davies; Richard Dawkins; Edmund De Waal; Tim Dee; Junot Diaz; E.L. Doctorow; Emma Donoghue; Margaret Drabble; Carol Ann Duffy; Robin Dunbar; NellDunn; Suzannah Dunn; Geoff Dyer; Ben Elton; Anne Enright; Richard Eyre; Paul Farley; Sebastian Faulks; Niall Ferguson; Joshua Ferris; Richard Flanagan; Giles Foden; Richard Ford; Adam Foulds; John Fowles; Jonathan Franzen; Michael Frayn; Esther Freud; Christopher Fry; Stephen Fry; William Gaddis; Frank Gardner; Maggie Gee; William Gibson;William Golding; Linda Grant; Richard E. Grant; A.C. Grayling; Germaine Greer; David Guterson; Helen Habila; Tessa Hadley; Christopher Hampton; Sheila Hancock; David Hare; Joanne Harris; Tony Harrison; David Harsent; RoyHattersley; Seamus Heaney; Joseph Heller; Gavin Hewitt; Charlie Higson; Susan Hill; Eva Hoffman; Richard Hoggart; AlanHollinghurst; Richard Holmes; Michael Holroyd; Christopher Hope; Nick Hornby; Janette TurnerHospital; John Houghton; Pam Houston; Ted Hughes; Will Hutton; Mark Illis; Kazuo Ishiguro; Clive James; Kathleen Jamie; Phil Jones; Russell CelynJones; Steve Jones; Jackie Kay; Fergal Keane; Brian Keenan; Thomas Keneally; AL Kennedy; David King; Matthew Kneale; Hanif Kureishi; Laila Lalami; Hermione Lee; ElmoreLeonard; Doris Lessing; Penelope Lively; James Lusdun; Mark Lawson; David Leavitt; Elmore Leonard; Andrea Levy; Marine Lewycka; Toby Litt; Penelope Lively; Mario Vargas Llosa; David Lodge; Richard Mabey; Robert Macfarlane; ShenaMackay; Norman Mailer; Sara Maitland; David Malouf; Hilary Mantel; Javier Marias; Adam Mars-Jones; Hisham Matar; Eimear McBride; Alexander McCall Smith; Paul McCartney; Frank McCourt; Ian McEwan; Jay McInerney; James Meek; Anne Michaels; Livi Michael; Arthur Miller; Andrew Miller; Jonathan Miller; Caroline Moorhead; Blake Morrison; Toni Morrison; John Mortimer; Andrew Motion; Iris Murdoch; Jeff Noon; Lawrence Norfolk; Paul Nurse; Joyce Carol Oates; EdnaO'Brien; Sean O'Brien; Ben Okri; Rageh Omaar; Michael Ondaatje; P.J. O'Rourke; Alice Oswald; Ruth Padel; Grace Paley; Michael Palin; Matthew Parris; Don Paterson; Glenn Patterson; Tom Paulin; Jeremy Paxman; Caryl Phillips; Harold Pinter; Terry Pratchett; Philip Pullman; JonathanRaban; Ian Rankin; Irina Ratushinskaya; Ruth Rendell; Mordecai Richler; Stella Rimington; Michele Roberts; Symmons Roberts; Robin Robertson; Arundhati Roy; Salman Rushdie; Simon Schama; Will Self; Miranda Seymour; Jo Shapcott; Ray Shell; Alan Sillitoe; Posy Simmonds; John Simpson; Iain Sinclair;Jane Smiley; Ali Smith; Susan Sontag; Muriel Spark; Clive Stafford Smith; Tom Stoppard; William Styron; Graham Swift; Amy Tan; Donna Tartt; PaulTheroux; Tracy Thorne; Colin Thubron; Colm Toibin; Claire Tomalin; Polly Toynbee; Barbara Trapido; Rose Tremain; Joanna Trollope; Jane Urquhart; Peter Ustinov; David Vann; Gore Vidal; Jeremy Vine; MarinaWarner; Sarah Waters; Fay Weldon; Arnold Wesker; Edmund White; C.K. Williams; Shirley Williams; Robert Winston; Jeannette Winterson; Tobias Wolff; Michael Wood

Administrative / Biographical History

Contains recordings of literary figures reading from and discussing theirworks. Recordings were made before audiences at the University of East Anglia's literary festival which began in 1991. The annual Spring festival is hosted by the Centre for Creative and Performing Arts; the annual Autumn festival is hosted by the Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies.

Since 2015 this collection forms part of the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW).

Conditions Governing Access

Other than where a specific access restriction is noted, the collection is openfor consultation in the Archives Department during its advertised openinghours.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be supplied subject tophysical condition, the terms of deposit and copyright restrictions. A charge is made for thisservice.

Location of Originals

Master recordings are held at the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA).