To celebrate 70 years of bringing the world’s greatest writers and brightest minds to Cheltenham, we’ve scoured our incredible archive in search of some seminal moments. We’re bringing audio from past events to life to showcase the heritage and history of the Festival.
Funny, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the 20th-century. The author’s incredible body of work totalled 26 novels including Under The Net, The Bell and the Booker Prize-winning novel The Sea, the Sea. In this very special recording at the 1994 Cheltenham Literature Festival, Iris appeared in conversation with John Bayley and Peter Conradi discussing 40 years of her life as a novelist.
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