Professor Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher is a writer whose novels include Kitchen Venom, which won the Somerset Maugham award, The Mulberry Empire, and most recently The Northern Clemency shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, with the winner to be announced in October. Phillip was was among Granta 20 Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He is a columnist for the Independent as well as Professor of Creative Writing at Exeter University.

 Related Sessions

Saturday 1 November 2008, 10.30am Henry Moore Gallery
The Battle for the Reader


The Northern Clemency, Fourth Estate, 2008
The Mulberry Empire, Flamingo, 2003
Kitchen Venom, Flamingo, 2003

 Festival Buzz

"…the most interesting, diverse, serious and argumentative audience imaginable."
Prof Sir Bernard Crick