Author behind the “The Rotters’ Club” to give free public lecture

Posted by er134 at Mar 05, 2014 01:10 PM |
3rd Annual Creative Writing Lecture delivered by award-winning writer Jonathan Coe on Wednesday 5 March 2014
Author behind the “The Rotters’ Club” to give free public lecture

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Author Jonathan Coe will deliver the 3rd Annual Creative Writing Lecture at 6pm in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 2, on Wednesday 5 March.

Jonathan’s works include What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep and The Rain Before it Falls, as well as latest novel Expo 58.

Jonathan is famous for including the longest sentence in the English language—which stands at a mammoth 13,955 words—in The Rotters’ Club.  The book draws on his own experiences growing up in Birmingham in the 1970s and was adapted as a television drama series for the BBC.

In 2005 he won the Samuel Johnson Prize—the most prestigious non-fiction award in the UK—for Like a Fiery Elephant, a biography of experimental novelist B.S. Johnson.

The lecture, hosted by our School of English and Centre for New Writing, will take place in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 2 in the Ken Edward’s Building at 6pm on Wednesday 5 March. The event is free and open to the public.