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Award-winning biographer A. N. Wilson joins us in St Andrews to discuss The Book of the People, his moving and intellectually humble book about the Bible’s beauty, and potential to inspire.
Wilson is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a regular contributor on BBC Radio. His literary talent spans the range from biography to fiction, confirming him as a skilled weaver of stories. His novel Winnie and Wolf was longlisted for the Man Booker prize of 2007 and his biography of Tolstoy winning the Whitbread.
The Bible has shaped our living language just as much as Shakespeare has, but do we need to accept its precepts in order appreciate its beauty? A. N. Wilson asks us to engage with the full potential and complexity that the Bible has to offer. Part of the potency of the Bible is that it contains questions that we still ask today, and Wilson’s probing of these will be sure to provide us with an entertaining and edifying evening with one of the most authoritative and engaging voices today.
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