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Dulwich Literary Festival: Alan Hollinghurst, Ali Smith, Simon Jenkins, Alexei Sayle
Ali Smith's first novel Like, was published to critical acclaim in 1997 and her second novel Hotel World (2001) was short-listed for both the Orange and the Booker Prize for Fiction. Her latest book There But For The was published in June 2011. Ali is a playwright and a regular contributor of articles and reviews to newspapers and journals.
Ali Smith tour dates
Simon is currently co-running the award winning Outside The Box Comedy Club in Kingston Upon Thames.
Simon Jenkins tour dates
Actor and scriptwriting for hit TV comedies such as 'The Comic Strip Presents' and
'Stuff'. He was a central part of the alternative comedy circuit in the early 1980s and the first ever MC at The Comedy Store.
Now a highly regarded and unique writer across a range of topics and styles from the comic to the disturbing. He was voted the 18th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-ups in 2007.
'Modern Comedy? We owe it all to one man' (Chortle)
'Fearlessly funny... thrills and surprises at every turn' (Metro)
'Splenetic and splendid' (Guardian)
'Still gobby and engagingly self-deprecating' (Evening Standard)
'It's good to have the old Liverpudlian loudmouth back' (The Daily Telegraph)
'A true legend goes back to his roots' (Time Out).
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