Taunton Literary Festival 2014


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Taunton Literary Festival features 40 events over 3 weeks featuring David Mitchell, Rachel Joyce, John Sutherland, John Lanchester, Jeremy Browne, Sinclair McKay, Alexander Waugh, Jonathan Miller, Lucy Hughes-Hallet, Paul Atterbury..... and many more!

See www.tauntonliteraryfestival.net/ for full details.


David Mitchell

David Mitchell appearing at this event

David Mitchell is a comedian, actor, writer and the polysyllabic member of Mitchell and Webb. He has won BAFTAs for Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look. Mitchell is a frequent participant on British panel shows, being a team captain on Would I Lie to You?, and the former host of The Bubble and Was It Something I Said?, as well as a frequent guest on other panel shows, including QI, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Have I Got News for You. He studied Modern History at Cambridge which is where he began performing with the Cambridge Footlights of which he became president between 1995 and 1996. Mitchell met Robert Webb during rehearsals for a Footlights production of Cinderella in 1993, and they quickly established a comedy partnership soon after.

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Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce has written over twenty original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for the Classic Series and Woman’s Hour, as well as a TV period drama for BBC 2.

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John Lanchester

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Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller appearing at this event

Co-creator of the seminal comedy revue Beyond The Fringe, Jonathan Miller's writing helped launch the careers of Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. His talents and interests encompass many areas, from neuropsychology to the arts, atheism, criticism and comedy. Rarely a man to say no, Sir Jonathan says that his reputation as a polymath rests on 'being pathetically susceptible to someone knocking on my door with a frisbee in their hand saying Do you want to come out and play?' Jonathan Miller is also available for after-dinner speaking, work as a presenter and hosting awards and conferences.

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Lucy Hughes-Hallett

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Paul Atterbury

'Best known for his appearances on the BBC'S Antiques Roadshow, Paul is also one of Britain's most enthusiastic and successful railway writers, having published over 12 large, beautifully illustrated railway books. 'His work stems from a life-long passion...'

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Also Appearing

John Sutherland, Jeremy Browne, Sinclair McKay, Alexander Waugh

Various Venues

  • Taunton
  • TA1 4ER