Top author to visit library

A Booker prize-nominated author, who grew up in Lympstone, is returning to East Devon in a major coup for Exmouth Library.

Clare Morrall was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, in 2003, and has since published four more novels, one of which, Natural Flights of the Human Mind, is currently being adapted for a film.

Clare is visiting the library as part of the Exmouth Festival, and will be speaking about her forthcoming novel, which will be set in East Devon.

Those who attend will be able to quiz her on this, her previous success and her writing methods.

Librarian Chris Launder said: “I’m not aware of a Booker nominated author ever visiting the library before. Big name authors such as Terry Pratchett have visited in the past, but this is a real coup for the library and the festival.

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Clare’s visit will take place on May 30 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the library costing £2, or reservations can be made by emailing

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