JUNG CHANG AT SALISBURY CATHEDRAL
Jung Chang is the author of the award-winning bestseller Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China which has sold over 13 million copies to date. Wild Swans won the 1992 NCR Book Award (the forerunner of the Samuel Johnson Prize) the British Book of the Year for 1993 and was voted number 11 in Waterstones’ Books of the Twentieth Century poll. It is widely considered to be the biggest selling non-fiction paperback in recent history and has gone on to be translated into 37 languages – a bestseller everywhere apart from mainland China, where Chang’s books remain banned. Jung Chang is also the author of Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday) and Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China which was a New York Times “notable book.”
Jung Chang’s latest book, published in October, is Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister, telling the story of the influential Soong sisters, three women who in their different ways shaped the course of modern Chinese history.
MORE GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR 19TH OCTOBER LINEUP!
We are delighted to add more guests to this year’s lineup – Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Barney Norris, Michelle Paver, Laura Purcell, Alex Reeve and Emma Kennedy will all be joining us on Saturday 19th October.
MORE GUESTS ANNOUNCED!
More guests have been announced for this year’s festival – Ayisha Malik, Keggie Carew, Erin Kelly, Paul Burston, Keith Stuart, and Richard Roper will all be joining us on Saturday 19th October.
WRITERS’ DAY GUESTS ANNOUNCED
Our popular Writers’ Day, sponsored by The Professional Writing Academy, returns on Sunday 20th October with a whole day of events at Sarum College.
Our guests this year will be – Paul McVeigh, Yvonne Battle-Felton, Susmita Bhattacharya, Helen Corner-Bryant, Amy Fitzgerald, Charlie Campbell, John Bond and Tariq Goddard.
The Professional Writing Academy is delighted to sponsor four free places for this year’s Writers’ Day. These places are available for writers who might not otherwise be able to attend for financial or location reasons, and for writers under-represented in publishing, such as BAME writers and those with a disability or mental-health issues. The bursaries include a full place on the Writers’ Day (including lunch), together with travel costs and accommodation if necessary. More info here – Writers’ Day
THE SALISBURY STORY PRIZE 2019
The Salisbury Story Prize returns for this year’s festival! We are inviting short story submissions of no more than 500 words on the theme of ‘Rivers.’ This competition is open to all ages, with £50 book tokens for the winners of the two under 18 categories and their schools, and the winner and runner-up of the adult category winning a place on the Professional Writing Academy ‘Writing Short Fiction’ course (worth £450) The closing date for entries is midnight on 30th September 2019.
We are delighted that this year’s judges are Kristina Stephenson, Julie Pike and Susmita Bhattacharya.
More info here – The Salisbury Story Prize