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David Hallett

David was part of the original bid to become a UNESCO City of Literature, and continues to prove an invaluable source of wisdom to our work.

About David

Background in accountancy and people management prior to retirement in 2003.

He have since then acted as treasurer and board member for several charities including Bromley House and more recently the City of Literature. Apart from financial matters, his role focusses on promoting Nottingham as a UNESCO Creative City. I am also passionate about promoting literacy which I see as a vital part of the City of Literature’s role.

David really began to appreciate literature in my early 20s, partly due to many discussions and debates with a fellow student of English while at university. He pointed David towards the important authors in the English language which formed the basis for his reading list in subsequent years.

My favourite authors

My favourite author is Iris Murdoch. "She exposes the hidden drama present in many superficially ordinary lives, with many allusions to the lives of the ancients".

My absolute favourite novel is “The Black Prince”.

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