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Jim Crace will give a talk and sign copies of his books at the Festival of Chichester on 25 June.


The month-long Festival features literature, classical music, cycling, beer, walks, jazz and more.

An Evening with Jim Crace takes place at Waterstones, West Street, Chichester on Tuesday 25 June from 6-8pm.

Tickets £3.50 (£3 discountable against book purchase).
Please visit www.festivalofchichester.co.uk for more details or contact the Box Office:
Chichester Tickets, Cloisters Shop, Chichester Cathedral, tel 01243 813595 www.chichestertickets.co.uk


Jim Crace will be taking part in two debates at this year’s edition of the UK’s largest and most stimulating
festival of music and philosophy, How the Light Gets In, which runs from 23 May to 2 June in Hay-on-Wye.


·         On Sunday 26 May at 10:30am, Julian Baggini chairs ‘The Prejudice of Intellectuals’.


“We openly discriminate in favour of intelligence while denying or limiting the role of physical beauty.
Might this be a mistake? Should we accept the many different qualities of individuals and prize them equally,
or would this undermine our society and lead to ruin?”

LSE Sociologist and Erotic Capital theorist Catherine Hakim and historian of ideas Hannah Dawson join acclaimed novelist Jim Crace
to debate the values of the mind and the body.


·         On Sunday 26 May 2013 at 1:15pm, Angie Hobbs chairs ‘Live Fast, Die Young’.


“Our culture is geared towards the avoidance of risk and danger in the pursuit of long life.
Is this an error? Should we seek new adventures by adopting a risk-taking, heroic attitude to life,
or would this be irresponsible and selfish?”

Adventurer Paul Rose and sociologist Frank Furedi join Jim Crace to ask whether it is better to live
for a day as a lion than a lifetime as a mouse.


For more information about the festival arts programme:




Jim Crace has announced that Harvest (2013) will be his last novel.

However, at the launch of Harvest in London and in readings and interviews, he also indicated that he had other writing projects in mind, including a book of “fictional natural history essays”.

Watch this space...


Jim Crace’s new novel, Harvest, will be published in February 2013 by Picador.

Told over the course of seven dramatic days, Harvest evokes the tragedy of land pillaged and communities scattered, as England’s fields are irrevocably enclosed.


Already hailed as Jim Crace’s biggest novel since Being Dead, Harvest transports us to a bewitching world in which the landscapes, people and myths of a vanished England live again.

Please see details of readings and appearances in support of the publication of Harvest here.