14th – 17th November 2019

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Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton is currently Course Director of the Creative Writing MSt at Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education. She teaches fiction, non-fiction, writing for performance and writing for children and also writes in all these genres. Sarah's publications are diverse, including two critically acclaimed biographies, published by Penguin: Impostors: Six Kinds of Liar (2000; translated into Korean, Japanese, Czech and Spanish) and A Double Life: a Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb (2003; shortlisted for the Mind Book of the Year award). Other publications include a children’s book, The Miracle in Bethlehem: A Storyteller’s Tale (2008); a page-to-stage guide, How to Put on a Community Play (2011); and the humorous Complete and Utter History of the World By Samuel Stewart, Aged 9 (2013). She was Writer in Residence for the Hosking Houses Trust in 2009. The publication of her historical novel, H, is currently being negotiated with Hodder. H was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2013.