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Festival Literary Quiz

Peter Kemp, David Grylls, Lynne Truss and Sue Limb Chaired by James Walton

Thursday, 22 March 2018

7:30pm

90 minutes

Lincoln College: Oakeshott Room

£7 - £12.50

Writers and critics Lynne Truss, Sue Limb, Peter Kemp and Dr David Gryllls go head to head in a fun literary quiz under the eyes of quizmaster and BBC Radio 4 presenter James Walton.

The four will split into two teams and answer questions on prose and poetry including on literary connections, identifying literary extracts, and literary knowledge. There will be two 30-minute sessions with a 40-minute interval when you can mingle with the panel at the college’s pay drinks bar (open from 6pm).

Truss is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and dramatist known for championing correct use of the English language. She is best known for her book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Limb is a writer and broadcaster and author of Up the Garden Path, which was turned into a television series starring Imelda Staunton. She has been a regular panellist on the BBC Radio 4 literary quiz, The Write Stuff.

Kemp is chief fiction reviewer of The Sunday Times and a regular interviewer at the festival. Grylls is associate professor of literature at the University of Oxford and a regular book reviewer for The Sunday Times.

Walton is television critic of the Daily Telegraph and has been writer and presenter of The Write Stuff since 1998.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

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 allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs 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 Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo 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 Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery 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