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Tracy Chevalier takes part in literary weekly talk

Author of the popular “Girl with a Pearl Earring” novel, Tracy Chevalier, is to be a guest on the online Franco-British literary festival on Friday June 5.

The festival, Festilitt, proposes free weekly talks with authors via Zoom.

Tracy Chevalier will talk about her latest book, “A Single Thread” on Friday June 5 at 17:00.

Tracy Chevalier was born in the US but lives in the UK. She is best known for her second novel, “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, which was adapted as a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.

Her first book, “The Virgin Blue”, was based in France and the author has spent a lot of time in the south of France while writing it.

Her last book, “A Single Thread”, was published last year and takes the readers back to England just after the first world war.   

Tracy Chevalier is one of the most popular contemporary novelists in both France and the UK.

Her book “Girl with a Pearl Earring” has sold over 5million copies in the world.

Read more: Interview of Tracy Chevalier

On Friday May 29, Keggie Carew, who wrote Costa Biography winning first book “Dadland”, about her war hero father’s remarkable career in France and Burma during WWII, will be the guest of the online festival.

Lockdown Lit has been running throughout the Covid-19 crisis and has included authors Kate Mosse and Peter May. 

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