European Writers’ Tour at Edinburgh International Book Festival
August 26, 2017
With Lina Meruane, Janne Teller
Danish novelist and short story writer Janne Teller in conversation with Lina Meruane, one of the most prominent female voices in Chilean literature.
Literature Matters: imagination in action
September 26, 2017
With Marina Warner, Kamila Shamsie
Dame Marina looks at the interactions of stories and power in unsettled times, and asks whether ancient myths, retold in different media, can help build common ground.
Standing with Salman
September 28, 2017
With Lisa Appignanesi, Melvyn Bragg, Frances D’Souza, Sara Khan, Caroline Michel
Nearly 20 years after Salman Rushdie was forced into hiding following the publication of The Satanic Verses, former campaigners in his defence come together with writers and activists to talk about their fight for freedom of expression then and now.
European Writers’ Tour at Contains Strong Language Poetry Festival, Hull
September 30, 2017
Latvian poetry collective Orbita, writing in Russian, perform their work.
European Writers’ Tour at Birmingham Literature Festival
October 7, 2017
With Dulce Maria Cardoso, Rosie Goldsmith
Portuguese writer Dulce Maria Cardoso talks to journalist Rosie Goldsmith.
Why race matters
October 9, 2017
With Reni Eddo-Lodge, Bernardine Evaristo, Heidi Safia Mirza
A discussion on how the intersection of race, feminism and class has evolved since the 1980s.
Members’ Book Group – Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
October 9, 2017
With Tim Robertson
Save the seabird
October 16, 2017
With Tim Birkhead, Claudia Hammond, Adam Nicolson
By the end of this century, some experts predict, most species of seabird will be extinct. What can writers and scientists do to prevent this?
November 8, 2017
With Alex Clark, Tessa Hadley
Novelist and short story writer Tessa Hadley talks with literary journalist Alex Clark about the art of writing short stories and about finding the marvellous in the mundane.
Women writing about sex
November 21, 2017
With Patricia Duncker, Eimear McBride, Michèle Roberts, Leone Ross
A discussion on whether, in a supposedly post-feminist world, female writers are free to write openly about sex and gender or whether new constraints now operate on the imagination.
Satire in an age of madness
November 28, 2017
With Rory Bremner, Jonathan Coe, Judith Hawley, Martin Rowson, Sathnam Sanghera
Marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift, often seen as a founder of modern satire, four writers discuss contemporary satire in the light of Swift’s legacy.