Festival 2019 Saturday 02 March - Sunday 10 March | Tickets now on sale

Samantha Ellis

Samantha Ellis’s reading memoir, How to be a Heroine, is published by Vintage. Her plays include Cling to Me Like Ivy(published by Nick Hern Books, and produced at the Birmingham Rep and on tour) and Operation Magic Carpet (Polka Theatre). Her book about Anne Brontë will be published by Chatto & Windus.

JQ Wingate Prize
Find out who is in the running to win 2016’s prestigious JQ Wingate Prize as this year’s judges, Tahmima Anam, Samantha Ellis, Hugo Rifkind and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, discuss the shortlist with JQ editor Nicola Christie. Past winners include Amos Oz, David Grossman, Zadie Smith, Imre Kertész, Oliver Sacks, WG Sebald and Shalom Auslander. The 2016 long-listed books are: Th...