The University's School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is home to the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA). NCLA runs a year-round programme of readings and events, featuring world-class writers, dramatists and poets, which are open for everyone to attend.
Recent speakers include:
- Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE
- Chloe Daykin, whose debut children’s novel, Fish Boy was chosen as The Bookseller’s Book of The Month
- Alan Hollinghurst, award-winning novelist, poet, short story writer and translator
- Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the Booker Prize and author of best-selling novel Never Let Me Go
- Alex Preston, an award-winning journalist and writer