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Jeanette at Shakespeare and Company, Paris

December 14, 2016

Jeanette will be reading from Christmas Days at the wonderful Shakespeare and Company bookshop, Paris on 19th December – click below for more information: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/event/703/jeanette-winterson-on-christmas-days-12-stories-and-12-feasts-for-12-days

Christmas with Jeanette Winterson and Nigella Lawson

December 6, 2016

When do you open your Christmas presents? Do you cook turkey or duck? And who drinks that extra glass of sherry that gets left out on 24 December? Join Jeanette on 10th December at Islington Assembly Hall, where she’ll be […]

An evening with Jeanette at Manchester Central Library

December 6, 2016

Jeanette will be at Manchester Central Library on 7th December talking about her new book, Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days – click below for more information: https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-jeanette-winterson/manchester-deansgate

Jeanette at Edinburgh Book Festival 2016

June 22, 2016

Jeanette will be at the Edinburgh Book Festival on Saturday 20th August talking about The Gap of Time – click here for more details: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/jeanette-winterson-2  

Scholar, courtier, magician…Jeanette at the Royal College of Physicians

January 29, 2016

On Monday 18th January, Jeanette helped to launch The Royal College of Physicians’ new exhibition about John Dee, one of Tudor England’s most extraordinary and enigmatic figures. Hailed by The Times as ‘a revelatory show’, the exhibition is on now until 29th […]

In conversation with Helen Macdonald

January 29, 2016

Jeanette was in conversation with Helen Macdonald, author of bestselling H is for Hawk. Details below: http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/jeanette-winterson-and-helen-macdonald-37075

Jeanette in conversation with John Irving

January 29, 2016

On February 1st 2016, Jeanette will be in conversation with John Irving at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Click the link below for more details: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:gs2-iiimo44l-llzcrd

Radio 4 Start the Week special – Jeanette on A Winter’s Tale

January 29, 2016

Recorded at the Globe’s candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in December, Jeanette joined a panel alongside Dominic Dromgoole, Simon Russell-Beale and Katherine Duncan-Jones to discuss Shakespeare’s later works. You can listen here to the full programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sg1tz

When Jeanette Winterson met Marlon James

December 4, 2015

As part of a Guardian special edition on the art of conversation, Jeanette met up with recent Man Booker Prize-winner Marlon James in Miami. The pair chatted evil, creative writing clichés, Facebook, and more – click here to read the full discussion: […]

Jeanette Winterson and Howard Jacobson talk Shakespeare

September 30, 2015

In anticipation of her new novel, The Gap of Time, the first book in the Hogarth Shakespeare project in which today’s best-loved novelists create their own take on the plays of Shakespeare, Jeanette Winterson talks with Howard Jacobson and Alex Clark […]

Shakespeare and Company Bookshop, Paris

September 5, 2015

5th November – Jeanette appeared at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop, Paris For more details, follow this link: http://shakespeareandcompany.com/event/453/jeanette-winterson-on-the-gap-of-time

McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York City

September 4, 2015

29th October – Jeanette appeared at McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York City For more details, follow this link: http://www.mcnallyjackson.com/event/mcnally-jackson-live-vivian-gornick-parul-sehgal-jeanette-winterson-and-wyatt-mason

Women and Children First Bookshop, Chicago

September 3, 2015

26th October – Jeanette appeared at Women and Children First Bookshop, Chicago For more details, follow this link: http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/pop-reading-signing-jeanette-winterson

Manchester Literary festival

September 2, 2015

13th October – Jeanette appeared at the Royal Exchange – Manchester Click the link below to find out more details and to book: http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/jeanette-winterson-the-winters-tale-retold-36543

RHE Nottingham Playhouse

August 31, 2015

12th October – Jeanette will be live at the Nottingham Playhouse Click the link below to find out more details and to book: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/jeanette-winterson-on-shakespeare/

Topping St Andrews

August 30, 2015

8th October – Jeanette will be live at Topping Books – St Andrews. Click the link below to find out more details and to book: http://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/st-andrews/jeanette-winterson-with-the-gap-of-time/

Dundee Literary festival

August 29, 2015

7th October – Jeanette will be live at the Dundee Literary Festival Click the link below to find out more details and to book: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/literarydundee/

RHE Edinburgh Traverse

August 27, 2015

6th October – Jeanette will be live at the Traverse Theatre – Edinburgh. Click the link below to find out more details and to book: http://www.traverse.co.uk/whats-on/event-detail/669/the-gap-of-time–jeanette-winterson-book-launch.aspx

RHE Leeds Playhouse

August 26, 2015

5th October – Jeanette will be live at the West Yorkshire Playhouse – Leeds Click the link below to find out more details and to book: https://www.wyp.org.uk/events/jeanette-winterson-on-shakespeare/

Cheltenham Literary Festival

August 25, 2015

3rd October – Jeanette will be live at the Cheltenham Literature Festival Click the link below to find out more details and to book: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/whats-on/2015/reimagining-shakespeare-jeanette-winterson/

Topping & Co. Bookshop, Bath

August 23, 2015

29th September – Jeanette will be live at Topping & Co. Bookshop, Bath Click the link below to find out more details and to book: http://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/reimagining-shakespeare-with-jeanette-winterson/  

5 x 15, St Peter’s Church London

August 22, 2015

1st October – Jeanette will be live at 5 x 15’s event at St Peter’s Church, London Click the link below to find out more details and to book: http://5x15stories.com/event/october-1st-2015-st-peters-church/

Gnomon

July 31, 2015

The inscription says: The Serv­ant of the Sun. The plate is the height of a man. Made of slate, it has been set in the wall of the guildhall for generations of men. The hours are carved a thumb-top deep […]

MANCHESTER: ALCHEMICAL CITY (BBC Radio 4) – Listen

December 30, 2014

Please click the following links to listen to the five-part personal exploration of Manchester for BBC Radio 4, from its Celtic roots to the present day and beyond, recorded on the streets of the city. This was broadcast starting Mon Dec […]

Christmas Story – Dark Christmas

December 22, 2014

We had borrowed the house from a friend none of us seemed to know. Highfallen House stood on an eminence overlooking the sea. It was a square Victorian gentleman’s residence. The large bay windows looked down through the pines towards […]

The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase (By Joan Aitkin)

December 4, 2013

I have just been given the best job ever! Turn THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE (by JOAN AITKIN) into a 90m TV drama for BBC 1 to be broadcast around Christmas 2015 as the BBC big family show. If you […]

Hammer make movie about THE DAYLIGHT GATE!

December 4, 2013

Hammer is making a movie of my novella about witchcraft in 17c England – THE DAYLIGHT GATE. The 1612 Pendle witch trials were the most notorious of the trials around witch burning mania. I was commissioned by Hammer to write […]

FEB 9TH CORNERHOUSE CINEMA MANCHESTER

December 4, 2013

FEB 9TH CORNERHOUSE CINEMA MANCHESTER.  Russell T Davies shows clips from his work including his world wide smash hit Dr Who revival, and his ground breaking Queer as Folk, and talks about his work with Jeanette Winterson For more info […]

Christmas Day Radio 4 8pm

December 4, 2013

Christmas Day Radio 4 8pm – Repeat of Start the Week. Jeanette Winterson talking with the late Sir John Tavener about life as a spiritual experience. Wed 25 Dec 2013 20:00 BBC Radio 4

NEW XMAS STORY

December 18, 2012

In the garden there was a fairy. This was unexpected. As surprising as the appearance of the fairy was the size of the fairy – because I always thought that fairies were little – members of the Little People. This […]

Why Be Happy – paperback release

March 7, 2012

WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL? In 1985 Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents. The girl is supposed to grow […]

INGENIOUS BBC 1 Xmas Day 915am

December 10, 2009

INGENIOUS is an original film and has been written by Jeanette Winterson. Commissioned by CBBC, the one-hour drama will air over the Christmas period. INGENIOUS follows three children – Sally, Patch and Spikey who unwittingly release a genie, Genius, from […]

SHAKESPEARE AND CO LITERARY FESTIVAL. PARIS JUNE 12-15th

July 1, 2008

www.festivalandco.com Real Lives: Exploring Memoir and Biography: Histoires Vraies: En parcourant Memoires and Biographies. Shakespeare and Company: 37 rue de la Bucherie 75005 Paris France. This will be a wonderful festival, and I will be there on Thursday and Saturday! […]

Christmas Cracker

May 16, 2008

Christmas Eve at the Cracker Factory. A row of miniature angels watched over the dog, fast asleep, nose in his paws, only his ears, one torn, visible above the river of blue and green tissue paper that flowed knee-deep down […]

The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me

May 10, 2008

Before it happened, an angel lined up all the animals – every one, of every kind, because this angel had the full list left over from the Ark. Most were eliminated at once – spiders, mon After a long time, […]

The Snow Horse

May 8, 2008

Christmas Eve. Snow had fallen snow on snow, snow on snow, until the city lay underneath its white pelt like a steaming animal. We had ignored the weather warnings and escaped in the Jeep, feeling smug about our Advanced Snow […]

The Myth of Christmas

December 3, 2005

When people use the word ‘myth,’ they often mean something that is not true. If a politician is accused of a peccadillo in his past life, he is likely to say that it is simply a ‘myth’ ~ that it […]

The Mistletoe Bride

December 25, 2002

This story was written for Christmas 2002 The Mistletoe Bride It’s the custom in these parts to play Hide and Seek on Christmas Eve. My new husband wishes to prolong the chase. I am his caught thing, but he has […]