Ralph Fiennes to help launch Booker Prize winner's latest novel

PUBLISHED: 14:12 29 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:26 29 May 2018

Ralph Fiennes, who will be reading extracts from Michael Ondaatje's latest novel at The Cut in Halesworth. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ralph Fiennes, who will be reading extracts from Michael Ondaatje's latest novel at The Cut in Halesworth. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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One of film's most revered actors will take part in the launch of the latest novel from an award-winning author.

Ralph Fiennes, known to millions as Voldermort in the Harry Potter film series, will be at The Cut in Halesworth next month to read extracts from ‘Warlight’ by Michael Ondaatje.

The pair met when Fiennes starred in the screen version of Ondaatje’s novel, ‘The English Patient’, and will come together once again for the evening on June 12.

It marks a return to Suffolk for Fiennes, who spent much of his childhood in the county, while the novel itself is partly set in the nearby area of The Saints.

Warlight, which is narrated by 14-year-old Nathaniel in a Second World War setting, is Booker Prize winner Ondaatje’s first novel for seven years and his only novel to be set entirely in the UK.

The author will be discussing his work with Suffolk poet and novelist Blake Morrison at the launch from 7.30pm.

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