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May Blockbusters

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at Athenaeum Theatre

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson’s first book, Behind the Scenes of the Museum, beat Salman Rushdie to win the Whitbread Book of the Year.

Since then, she’s captured readers' hearts with her tough-but-empathetic Yorkshire PI, Jackson Brodie.

Her latest book, the wildly inventive Life After Life, is shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction – and hotly tipped for this year’s Booker.

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you got it right? The characters in this genre-bending book get just that.

Atkinson will be in conversation with Sue Turnbull.

Kate Atkinson appears as part of a double-bill with Sylvia Nasar. Book your discounted tickets to both sessions here.

Kate Atkinson is presented in association with Sisters in Crime.


Portrait of Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been a critically acclaimed international author ever since.

Portrait of Sue Turnbull

Sue Turnbull

Sue Turnbull is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests include media education, media audiences and television studies.

May Blockbusters

Our fabulous double bills are back – bringing you three big nights of international writers, presented back-to-back.

From genre-bending fiction bestsellers to young adult authors with cult followings, and non-fiction superstars who’ll change the way you view the world … we’ve got a little something for everyone.

You can cherry-pick your favourite authors and book individual events, or make a night of it and see two authors at once. It’s up to you.


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