Charlie Higson on Bond

Friday 16 September, 6pm, Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA, £8 / £6 conc

Tickets available on the door, cash or cheque.

Charlie Higson is a comedian, actor and author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series, which has sold over a million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 24 languages. Here, he joins UEA Lecturer and fellow Bond enthusiast Matthew Woodcock for a discussion of all things 007; including Higson’s personal approach to the character’s early adventures, the inspiration taken from Ian Fleming’s own life and the essential ingredients of a classic James Bond story.

The discussion will also touch on the place of thriller vis-à-vis crime writing and the challenges of writing for a young adult audience, with a Q&A opportunity for aspiring writers to pose their own questions.

Norfolk has a big part to play in the world of James Bond – from being a film location for Die Another Day, to providing Ian Fleming with the inspiration for the name of his supervillian Ernst Stavro Blofeld – making it the perfect location for this special event.

Sponsored by Adnams & Waterstones enjoy a complimentary tipple in the foyer following the event, plus a book signing.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charlie Higson smallCharlie Higson is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series, which has sold over a million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 24 different languages. He’s also the author of bestselling zombie-adventure series for teenagers, The Enemy, and has written four adult thrillers: King of the Ants (1992), Happy Now (1993), Full Whack (1995) and Getting Rid of Mr Kitchen (1996). He has worked for radio and also as a TV actor, with successes including Saturday Live, the Harry Enfield Television Programme, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Shooting Stars, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased, the film Suite 16, Swiss Toni and of course, the Fast Show. Website

The Guardian: Charlie Higson hands Fast Show scripts to UEA literary archive