For the ninth year in a row, the University is working with the Booker Prize Foundation to celebrate great contemporary fiction and encourage new undergraduates to join with the wider St Andrews community in a shared conversation about literature and ideas.
This year’s St Andrews Booker Prize novel is Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2002, Fingersmith explores the dark underworld of Victorian England and has been adapted for television, stage and film.
Hosted by the Principal, Professor Sally Mapstone, Sarah Waters, author of Fingersmith will be in conversation with Dr Emma Jones from the School of English. Following this there will be Q&A. There will also be a book signing after the lecture.
This event is free and open to all to attend.
Join in the conversation using #BookerSaints #standrewsconversations and remember to share your photos of reading Fingersmith on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
If you need further information or have any enquiries about the event, please email booker@