Esther Freud | UEA Live: Autumn 2022


This autumn, UEA Live celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Norwich becoming England’s first UNESCO City of Literature with a series of special events from bestselling international writers. Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Kamila Shamsie, Caribbean poets Anthony Joseph and Shara McCallum, and renowned novelist Esther Freud, will introduce their latest books.

Renowned British novelist Esther Freud joins us to discuss her ninth novel, – I Couldn’t Love You More – an unforgettable novel of mothers and daughters, wives and muses, secrets and outright lies, with author Julianne Pachico.

Esther Freud trained as an actor before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. Her last novel, Mr Mac and Me, won Best Novel in the East Anglian Book Awards. In 2019 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is the great granddaughter of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and the daughter of artist Lucian Freud.

The events run from Wednesday 5 October to Wednesday 7 December with tickets on sale now at £10 per ticket or £6 for students. Season tickets are available at £27 full price or £24 concessions, and digital season tickets at £15, for all 3 events. Book and ticket bundles are available in collaboration with Waterstones. To book, visit the UEA Live website:

All events will be held at the UEA Lecture Theatre from 7pm-8pm. There will also be author Q&As and the opportunity to buy signed copies of the authors’ books.

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