Sunday Best: 80 Great Books from a Lifetime of Reviews – Oxford Literary Festival

Wed 29 Mar 2023, 10:00 - 11:00

Hearing loop
Wheelchair accessible venue
Portrait of John Carey
Weston Lecture Theatre, Oxford, OX1 3BG

This event is part of the Oxford Literary Festival

One of Britain’s best-known and most respected literary critics Professor John Carey FBA talks about his more than 40 years as chief fiction reviewer for the Sunday Times and about some of his most cherished reviews and books.

Carey took on the role in 1977 shortly after being appointed Merton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. He is still doing it today and has a back catalogue of more than 1,000 reviews. Among his favourites are articles about the science of laughter, the art of Grayson Perry, the history of madness, and Sylvia Plath’s letters.

Speaker: John Carey FBA, Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford

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