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Luke Thompson: ‘Footsteps’ (talk)


‘Footsteps’: Luke Thompson on E.V. Thompson

Date:                 Friday 2nd June

Time:                12.00 noon (duration approximately one hour)

Venue:             Guildhall (in Launceston Town Hall: no. 3 on the Festival venues map )

Ticket price: £6.00

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Luke Thompson’s father was the novelist E.V. Thompson, whose best-selling titles included Chase the Wind, The Music Makers, Cry Once Alone and The Stricken Land. E.V. Thompson wrote almost 40 novels, as well as short stories and historical studies. He received an MBE in 2012, but died later that same year.

In this talk, Luke responds to the question he has heard as long as he can remember: ‘So, following in your father’s footsteps, are you?’ He will talk about his father, his writing practice and his next book, which is in part a response to grief.

Luke is a writer, editor, small-press publisher and lecturer. His book of poetry, The Clearing, and his biography of Jack Clemo, Clay Phoenix, were both published in 2016. His next book will be A Noctuary, a creative non-fiction work responding to death and the night.

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