Literature and Public Readings in Exeter


At the University of Exeter, literature is a very important field of study and research. The English department is first in the UK for world-leading research with a wide range of expertise. The College of Humanities holds regular public events which have included book readings and talks by acclaimed writers such as Paul Muldoon and Hilary Mantel.

Riptide literary journal is another literary triumph at the University. Published bi-annually it accepts new short fiction by both established and emerging writers.

Members of the public, staff and students alike are welcome to access the unique Special Collections that the library has in its rich archive. From Ted Hughes to Daphne De Maurier, there is a vast range of rare archival material available at your fingertips.

The University hosts a range of literary events throughout the year.  Keep a lookout on the What's On Calendar for this website to discover some  fascinating forthcoming literary events.


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 Hisham Matar 

Hisham Matar

17th March 2017 from 6.30 pm to 8 pm


Hisham is a Libyan novelist and essayist whose first novel, In The Country of Men, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2006. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was published in 2011.His writing has also...