Literary Arts

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA)

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
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