'I Julian': a new fictional autobiography of Julian of Norwich


‘So I will write in English, pressing new words from this beautiful plain language spoken by all. Not courtly French to introduce God politely. Not church Latin to construct arguments. English to show it as it is. Even though it is not safe to do so…’

Claire Gilbert delivered the annual Julian Festival Lecture in 2022, based on her research into ecological consciousness and Julian of Norwich.

Following Claire’s cancer diagnosis Julian became her spiritual companion through several years of difficult treatment.  Towards the end of her treatment, Claire felt called to imagine and to tell Julian’s story. 'I Julian' is the result, and will be published on 13th April by Hodder & Stoughton.

Read a review of Claire’s book by a Companion of Julian of Norwich.

Claire will be in conversation with actor Jeremy Irons about I Julian at Norwich Cathedral on 14th May. Find out more details here

Claire will also be at the Greenbelt Festival on 25th August.

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