Saturday 22 April 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re thrilled to welcome prize-winning novelist Andrew Miller to the Custom House. Andrew will be reading from his work including his latest novel The Slowworm’s Song. He’ll also be supported on stage by a handful of talented emerging writers who will be taking part in our three-day intensive Hothouse workshop.

Over the busy three days Andrew will be supporting a selected group of writers to craft new fiction, you can find out more about how to apply for Hothouse here.

You can also ‘save a seat’ to watch our live-stream from home here. 

About the author

Andrew Miller, award-winning author of nine novels, was born in Bristol in 1960. He studied at Middlesex Polytechnic, University of East Anglia (with Malcolm Bradbury, Rose Tremain and Lorna Sage), and at Lancaster University where he completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor David Craig. He has been awarded The James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Grinzane Cavour, The International IMPAC and the Costa Book of the Year. His most recent novel, The Slowworm’s Song, came out with Sceptre in 2022.


This event will be in-person at Exeter Custom House. We have increased capacity at Quay Words events, so you may be sitting next to someone who is not in your household. We are still taking precautions to ensure our audiences are protected from Covid 19. We will be keeping windows open to ensure good ventilation in the building so you may want to bring an extra layer. Please do not attend Quay Words events if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are feeling unwell.

You can find out more about the accessibility of the Custom House here. If you have any access needs you’d like to discuss with us before the event you can contact us on We can offer free tickets for carers.