Author Jim Crace visits Isle of Man

Oct 28, 2018 11:08:00 AM

Acclaimed author Jim Crace, twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, is coming to the Isle of Man for two events in November.

An Evening with Jim Crace takes place at Noa Bakehouse on Saturday night, November 10, with Jim talking about his books and career. Tickets are priced at £10 and available from the Villa Gaiety box office - call 01624 600555 or click HERE.Harvest Jim Crace

The night before, Friday, November 9, we are holding an event aimed at writers. This will be a writing session, which will include a 'surgery' conducted by Jim. This event runs from 6pm till midnight at St John Ambulance HQ in Glencrutchery Road, Douglas.

Jim will hold a group surgery early in the evening, and then be available to speak to writers individually. Tickets for the writing session/surgery are £20 - to book, please email

If you are attending both of these events, we are offering a discounted price of £15 for the writing session/surgery.

QuarantineWe are thrilled to have Jim with us for the weekend. He is the author of several books, including Continent (winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Being Dead (winner of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award), Harvest (shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize) and his most recent novel, The Melody, published earlier this year.

Jim was awarded the EM Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1992 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1999. In 2000, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England for Distinguished Literary Achievements.

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