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4 April 2014updated 05 Oct 2023 8:32am

Damon Galgut, Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke at the Cambridge Literary Festival

Alex Clark talks to South African novelist Damon Galgut about his new novel Arctic Summer, followed by readings from Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke.

By New Statesman

Alex Clark talks to South African novelist Damon Galgut about his new novel Arctic Summer, inspired by the life of E M Forster in the run-up to publishing his masterpiece A Passage to India.

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Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke read two poems, “Liverpool” and “Six Bells”, from the Cambridge Literary Festival. Introduction by Alex Clark.

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