Department of English

Harry Ransom Center presents lecture with writer Barry Unsworth

Writer Barry Unsworth discusses his new book, "Land of Marvels"

Mon, January 26, 2009 | Harry Ransom Center

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the first of the Harry Ransom Lectures, writer Barry Unsworth discusses his new book, "Land of Marvels," at the Ransom Center. A book signing follows. Unsworth is a celebrated novelist who won the Booker Prize for "Sacred Hunger," a novel about the 18th-century slave trade that is widely considered his masterpiece. He was a Booker Prize finalist for "Morality Play" and "Pascali's Island," which was adapted into the acclaimed film starring Ben Kingsley and Helen Mirren. Unsworth's papers are housed at the Ransom Center. This program will be webcast. The Harry Ransom Lectures honor former University of Texas Chancellor Harry Huntt Ransom and highlight the Ransom Center's vital role in the university's intellectual and cultural life. The program brings internationally renowned writers, artists and scholars to Austin for public events and conversations with students. The lectures are mad! e possible by the support of the University Co-operative Society.

Admission is free, but seating is limited.  Check out the HRC website for more information. 

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