British-Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak has been confirmed as the Golding Author to speak at Marlborough LitFest.

Elif will be appearing at a virtual event on Friday 1 October at 7.30pm, talking about her latest novel, The Island of Missing Trees.

The LitFest will be live streaming to its audience as well as holding live events. 

LitFest hosts an annual Golding Speaker to highlight Marlborough’s long connection with the Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner, William Golding.

Past speakers include Ben Okri, Rose Tremain, Will Self, Lionel Shriver and Louis de Bernieres.