UEA Live: Edward Parnell
Faculty guest readers: James Wood and Ema Vyroubalova on behalf of Jermyn Pratt
Edward Parnell lives near Norwich and has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. He has been the recipient of an Escalator Award from the National Centre for Writing and a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. The Listeners (2014) was his first novel, and was the winner of the Rethink New Novels Prize. His new book is the narrative non-fiction Ghostland (William Collins, October 2019), an elegiac meditation on the sequestered places around Britain that haunted writers and artists whose work touches upon the weird and the eerie. Ghostland is also an autobiographical exploration of grief, memory and longing – and of the redemptive power of stories and nature.
In Ghostland, Edward Parnell goes in search of the haunted and uncanny places of the British Isles, from lonely moors to moss-covered cemeteries, from barren East Anglian shores to mysterious and ancient woodlands. In doing so he discovers how these landscapes enthralled and inspired writers such as MR James, Algernon Blackwood and Charlotte and Emily Brontë, and puts to rest some ghosts of his own.
Doors open for all events at 6.30 for a 7pm start. No booking necessary. Arrive early to secure your seat.
About UEA Live
Join us for UEA Live – a season of free literature events where we showcase the very best of UEA’s past, present and future literary talent. Our headline authors are supported by writers from across the current UEA Creative Writing programmes.
Grab a drink from the bar, browse books from Waterstones and settle in for a cosy evening in the company of words, in the heart of England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. All are very welcome.