Forty Years On: Rose Tremain in conversation with Maggie Fergusson
September 29, 2016
With Rose Tremain, Maggie Fergusson
Rose Tremain talks about her latest novel, The Gustav Sonata, and reflects on forty years as a published author.
October 3, 2016
With John Aggleton, Colin Thubron
Colin Thubron and Professor John Aggleton discuss memory and how our brain produces the sense of self.
October 8, 2016
With Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Elif Shafak
Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Elif Shafak discuss stylistic inventiveness and the relationship between political engagement and literature. This event is part of Birmingham Literature Festival.
October 25, 2016
With Liz Berry, Susannah Herbert, Jackie Kay, Don Paterson
A celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Forward Prizes for Poetry with three celebrated recipients Don Paterson, Liz Berry and Scotland’s Makar, Jackie Kay.
November 17, 2016
With Ali Smith
In a celebration of the eighteenth V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for short stories Ali Smith talks to the four shortlisted authors about their work and the winning entry is announced.
The Good Immigrant
November 22, 2016
With Vahni Capildeo, Eva Hoffman, Razia Iqbal, Mike Philips, Nikesh Shukla
Journalist and BBC presenter Razia Iqbal chairs a discussion on immigration, race, identity and writing.
Angela Carter: A Celebration
November 24, 2016
With Lisa Appignanesi, Susannah Clapp, Edmund Gordon, Pauline Melville
An evening celebrating Angela Carter, one of the most original and distinguished novelists of the late twentieth century.
Afraid of the Dark? Michael Morpurgo in conversation with Nicolette Jones
December 1, 2016
With Nicolette Jones, Michael Morpurgo
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, and the centenary of the birth of Roald Dahl, we devote an evening to children’s literature.
December 5, 2016
With Devorah Baum, Howard Jacobson, Zachary Leader, Adam Thirlwell
In the wake of accusations of anti-Semitism in the British political sphere, four writers explore the portrayal of Jews in American literature and ask how such evocations might affect social perceptions.