joanne harris


Joanne Harris visited the University of East Anglia in April 2016 as part of the UEA Spring Literary Festival.

Joanne Harris is one of the UK’s best loved and most versatile novelists. Working for many years as a school teacher, she secured global recognition with Chocolat in 1999 (later made into an Oscar-nominated movie starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp). Two further novels created the sensuous, magical Lansquenet trilogy (Lollipop Shoes, Peaches for Monsieur le Curé). She has since written many highly acclaimed novels in diverse genres including historical fiction, fantasy based on Norse myth, and the Malbry cycle of psychological suspense (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy). Different Class, her latest novel, enters into this territory and reveals a writer operating at her darkest and most unsettling pitch.  

UEA holds two literary festivals each year. Plan a trip with Visit Norwich.