An Evening with Chris Mullin

Posted by hct16 at Nov 06, 2012 03:44 PM |
The University of Leicester’s annual literary festival hosts a talk by the former MP on Saturday 10 November

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 6 November 2012

Former politician and journalist Chris Mullin will provide the closing talk of the University of Leicester’s popular Literary Leicester festival on Saturday 10 November.

Some of the biggest names in the literary world will descend on Leicester for the University of Leicester’s annual celebration of the written word later this week, and many events are already fully booked.

The festival will close with an evening with Chris Mullin, the author, journalist, and former Member of Parliament. His books include three highly acclaimed volumes of diaries: A View from the Foothills, Decline and Fall and A Walk-On Part. His classic political thriller A Very British Coup was made into an award-winning television series and is being re-filmed.

His talk will be chaired by Professor Mark Phythian from the University's Department of Politics and International Relations. His most recent book is War, Ethics and Justice: New Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World.

‘An Evening with Chris Mullin’ starts at 7.30pm on Saturday 10 November. It is free and open to the public but requires a ticket, obtained in advance from Embrace Arts, online at, email, tel 0116 252 2320.

The Literary Leicester festival was organised by Christine Fyfe, University Librarian and Pro-Vice Chancellor with special responsibilities for students, as well as Professor Martin Stannard, Dr David Clark, Dr Corinne Fowler and Dr Holly Furneaux of the University’s School of English.

Christine Fyfe said: “We’re delighted once again to welcome some outstanding figures from the literary world to the fifth Literary Leicester festival, organized by the University of Leicester. Literary Leicester has developed a unique place in the local literary calendar, offering stimulating events to capture the imagination.  It’s free to attend – just bring along a passion for reading and books.”



Further details on the Literary Leicester festival are available from Christine Fyfe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and University of Leicester Librarian, email, tel +44(0)116 252 2320.

More information about the festival – including details of each of the writers – can be found at:

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