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An Audience with Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella Interviewed by Suzi Feay

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

6:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

International bestselling chick-lit author Sophie Kinsella talks about her life and career and about her latest novel of love and the long-term survival of a relationship, Surprise Me.

Kinsella, born Sophie Madeleine Wickham, was working as a financial journalist when she submitted her first novel, The Tennis Party, under the name of Madeleine Wickham. It was a critical and sales success and was quickly followed by six more novels as Madeleine Wickham. Her first novel under the pen name Sophie Kinsella, Can You keep a Secret?, was submitted to her publishers anonymously and was again extremely well received. Kinsella is now best known for the Shopaholic series of novels. The first in the series was turned into a Hollywood movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic

Her latest novel, Surprise Me, is about the perfect couple Sylvie and Dan who believe they know everything about each other. Then, one day, a routine medical examination reveals they could be together for another 68 years. A decision to create little surprises for each other to keep things fresh and fun leads to mishaps, some disastrous and comical results, and the uncovering of a scandal from the past.

Here she talks to journalist and reviewer for the FT Suzi Feay.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine