Amanda Craig is Lewes Lit guest

Amanda Craig is the next guest at Lewes Lit – the last in the Lewes Lit Online series.

Amanda Craig
Amanda Craig

Spokeswoman Eleanor Knight said: “From September we will, we hope, be back at the All Saints, Lewes when our first speaker will be the art historian Frances Spalding.”

Amanda Craig will speak on April 20 at 7pm.

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Eleanor explained: “Amanda Craig is an author, critic and journalist.

“Her most recent novel, her ninth, The Golden Rule, has just been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

“It was inspired by both Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train and the fairy-tale of Beauty and the Beast. Previous novels include Hearts And Minds and The Lie of the Land, which was a Radio 4 Book At Bedtime.”

“Lewes Lit was previously known as the Monday Literary Society (or Monday Lit), and before that the Monday Literary Club.

“But, despite these changes, the ethos remains the same.

“The original club was founded in 1948 by the writers Barbara Willard and Frances Howell.

“It had its nucleus in the Lewes Liberal Association; some of its members, who had worked together and become friends, decided to form a literary club. It was stressed from the start that the club should have no political complexion of any kind.”

Leonard Woolf, who regularly attended meetings and chaired many discussions, was president of the club from 1954 until 1969.