Sebastian Faulks one-off event

We’re thrilled to announce a one-off event with Sebastian Faulks to take place just a few days after the publication of his forthcoming novel, A Possible Life.

Sebastian Faulks - A Possible Life
Tuesday 25 September, 6.15pm for 7pm
West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Buy online or view box office information at the bottom of this page.

Praised as “one of the most impressive novelists of his generation”, and credited by Trevor Nunn with “one of the great novels of this or any other century” for 2005’s Human Traces, Sebastian Faulks is a deserved recipient of his CBE for services to literature. Best known for The Girl at the Lion d’Or (1989), Birdsong (1993) and Charlotte Gray (1998), Faulks saw the second book in the trilogy serialised for the BBC earlier this year. His other works include Engleby (2007) and A Week in December (2009). Faulks is a team captain on BBC Radio 4 literary quiz, The Write Stuff, and presented 2011’s BBC Two series, Faulks on Fiction.

In A Possible Life, Faulks explores how soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of some kind of connection, some key to understanding what it is that makes us the people we become. Provocative and profound, this dazzling novel journeys across continents and time exploring the chaos created by love, grief and divided loyalties, and revealing the unseen links between generations, people and countries. However alone we might feel or seem, the ways in which memories and experience echo through history illustrate our shared humanity.

Box Office Information
£12 full price
£10.80 Best Friend of the festival (join here)
£10 student concession

Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink on arrival. All tickets are non-refundable and non-exhangeable.

Buy Online
Tickets purchased online or by phone will be available for collection at the venue on the night of the event. Please bring your ticket number as proof of purchase.

Ticket type

* Only available to Best Friends of the festival (join here). The concessionary rate is available for each Best Friend plus one guest (guest ticket to be booked by Best Friend).
** A valid student card must be shown on collection of tickets.

Buy in person or by phone
Tickets may be purchased in person at Heffers (20 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY) during their regular opening hours:
Mon: 9am-6pm
Tue: 9.30am-6pm
Wed-Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Heffers can also accept payment by phone on 01223 463200 during these hours.

Paying by cheque
To arrange payment by personal cheque, please contact the Festival Office on 01223 515335 or at [email protected].

Disabled access
Full access information on West Road Concert Hall is available here. Please mention at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space.

Please direct all enquires to the Festival Office on 01223 515335 or at [email protected].

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