The Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation Hosts Author Matthew Kneale

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Matthew Kneale

Matthew Kneale

On Wednesday, June 3, the JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation was pleased to host author Matthew Kneale for a reading of excerpts from several of his works, including An Atheist’s History of Belief, and English Passengers. The author showcased a variety of different voices and characters from his works, and discussed their purpose and origin.

Born in London, Kneale has lived in Rome for 13 years. He is a full time author and has written six novels, including English Passengers, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was a finalist for the Booker Prize. His latest publication is the non-fiction history book An Atheist’s History of Belief.

In the lively Q&A session that followed the reading, Kneale discussed his inspirations and the writing industry, as well as the novel set in classical Rome which he is currently completing. The event concluded with a book signing.

Learn more about the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation in Rome at John Cabot University.