A. N. Wilson at Canterbury Festival

Canterbury, Kent

October 26, 2017


Prolific, droll and always entertaining, A. N. Wilson casts his waspish eye on the Queen, painting a vivid portrait of ‘Lilibet’ the woman, while examining the recent history of the monarchy and how and why the Royal Family has survived.

As an author and biographer, among A. N. Wilson’s best-known books are those on Tolstoy, which won the Whitbread Prize in 1988, and his biography of Queen Victoria, which was published to critical acclaim. His biography Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker is published this year.

A. N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is a prolific and awarding-winning biographer and celebrated novelist. His most recent novel, Winnie and Wolf, was longlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize.

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH