A Live Stream with Graham Norton

Broadcast live, Graham will be discussing his life, career and what inspired him to write Home Stretch.


Sunday 27th September, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

Graham Norton in conversation to celebrate the release of his new novel, Home Stretch.

As a hugely successful Friday night BBC1 chat show host with his blend of tongue-in-cheek humour and piercing candour, Graham Norton has captured the hearts of millions. Now, FANE present a very special opportunity for you to tune in live, as he celebrates the publication of his new novel, Home Stretch.

Following on from the success of his first two best-selling novels - Holding and A Keeper – this will be Norton’s first Home Stretch event. Set in 1987, and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony a group of young friends, including bride and groom, drive out to the beach. There is an accident. Three survive, but three are killed.

The story focuses on Connor, one of the survivors and the driver of the car, who leaves the only place he knows for another life.  Travelling first to Liverpool, then London and then making a home in New York, Connor tries to forget his past.  But the secrets and regrets will not be silenced. 

Broadcast live, Graham will be discussing his life, career and what inspired him to write Home Stretch. Don’t miss this one-off event to enjoy an evening with one of the UK’s most loved personalities.

Fane Online is a curated series of broadcast-quality live-streamed events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home. We are partnering with some of the country’s top regional theatres and independent bookshops, and are pleased to be able to offer two ticket packages.

The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a SIGNED copy of Home Stretch, worth £20. Please note this is only available within the UK (excluding Ireland).

The standard ‘ticket’ package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only. The event will initially be broadcast on 27th September at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to 48 hours after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide (excluding Ireland).

If you are buying a ticket in Australia or New Zealand, you will be sent an exclusive link, giving you the chance to buy Home Stretch at a discounted rate. 

If you have any questions, please email faneonline@fane.co.uk

About the Book

Home Stretch
Home Stretch

Graham Norton

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date:1 Oct 2020


4.00 out of 5
4 reviews
"this family saga is Norton’s most ambitious and best yet"
Daily Mail
"the story opens out into a commentary on recent Irish history"
The Times
"I quickly found myself totally engrossed in Norton’s surprising and touching novel"
Irish Times
"a compelling, big-hearted, emotionally precise page-turner"
The Sunday Times

In the compelling new novel, Home Stretch, Graham Norton demonstrates his keen understanding of the power of stigma and secrecy - with quietly devastating results.