Continue the conversations over dinner with the authors on Saturday night and get to know the people behind the books.
More info coming soon
Take Nothing With You
Sunday 20 October
16h00 Salle des fêtes
the Parisot literary festival
Friday 19th Oct 19h00
Join us for a relaxed and convivial apéro dinatôire to kick off our sixth festival in style.
Priority reservations for Festilitt friends
We are delighted to welcome award-winning and much-loved author Patrick Gale to Festilitt.
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
18, 19 & 20 October 2019
The youngest of four children, Patrick was born on the Isle of Wight and as a child moved to London and then to Winchester, following his father's career as a prison governor. Whilst there, Patrick was a Winchester College Quirister and then attended Winchester College.
After graduating with a degree in English from New College Oxford, he supported his nascent writing career with odd jobs in London until the publication, three years later, of his first two novels, The Aerodynamics of Pork and Ease. The following year he moved to Cornwall, a county where he now lives, on a farm near Land’s End with his husband, Aidan Hicks.
Patrick has published 16 novels and 2 books of short stories, the most well-known of which include Notes from an Exhibition, A Perfectly Good Man and A Place Called Winter.
He plays both the modern and baroque cello, chairs the North Cornwall Book Festival, is patron of Penzance LitFest and is a director of Endelienta and patron of the Charles Causley Trust.
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