There will be book sales and signings at the end of each session.
You can also buy a selection of books by participating authors throughout the weekend at our bookshop
Continue the conversations over dinner with the authors on Saturday night and get to know the people behind the books.
Claire Fuller Swimming Lessons
Saturday 21 October
14h30 Salle des fêtes
the Parisot literary festival
20, 21 & 22 October 2017
Friday 20th Oct 19h00
Join us for a relaxed and convivial apéro dinatôire to kick off our fifth festival in style.
Priority reservations for Festilitt friends
Sunday 22nd Oct 10h30
Take a relaxed Sunday stroll around the village and drop in to several different events throughout the morning.
Her first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days tells the story of eight year-old Peggy, whose survivalist father takes her to live in a cabin in a remote European forest after a family crisis and tells her the rest of the world has disappeared.
It has been published in 13 countries, enjoying both critical and commercial success. It won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction, and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. It was also nominated for the Edinburgh First Book Award 2015, and was a finalist in the ABA (American Booksellers Association) 2016 Indies Best Book Awards.
Her second novel, Swimming Lessons, was published earlier this year to great praise. It is described by The Sunday Times as “thrilling, transporting, delicately realized and held together by a sophisticated sense of suspense”.
The novel tells the story of Ingrid Coleman, who writes letters to her husband Gil about the truth of their marriage and then hides them in his books, before disappearing from a beach. 12 years later, when Gil says he has seen Ingrid through a bookshop window, the couple’s adult daughters return to the family home.
It is a tense and suspenseful novel, through which Claire, in the words of The Observer, “confirms herself as a writer of emotional depth, technical skill and sensitive plotting.”
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Claire Fuller came to fiction writing relatively late, at the age of 40, after a career in marketing. She originally studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art, specialising in wood and stone carving and later attained a Masters in Creative and Critical Writing from The University of Winchester.