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The King's Lynn Poetry Festival runs from Fri 24 to Sun 26. Readers include Sean O'Brien, Michael Laskey, Carol Ann Duffy and Ian Duhig. Tickets and info on 01553 691661.


The IoS's Literary Editor Suzi Feay interviews horror-writer Christopher Fowler at Borders, Oxford St, W1 on Wed 22, 7pm. 0171 292 1600.

Douglas Kennedy (The Big Picture and The Job) reads at Vox'n'Roll, Filthy McNasty's, Amwell St, EC1 on Thurs 23, 8.30pm. 0171 837 6067.

Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) is reading at Waterstone's Piccadilly, W1 on Tues 21 at 7pm. pounds 4. 0171 851 2400.


Booker-shortlisted Magnus Mills reads at Waterstone's, Deansgate on Wed 22 at 7pm. pounds 3. 0161 837 3000.

Novelists Rupert Thomson and Julie Myerson are giving a reading at Waterstone's (see above) on Thurs 23 at 7pm.


The Celebration of Literature Festival runs until Sun 26. Events include Christopher Logue, Don Paterson and John Humphrys. Tickets and info on 01962 840500.