New Daughters of Africa

Bernardine Evaristo, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Nadifa Mohamed, Namwali Serpell and Margaret Busby celebrate the global sweep, diversity and extraordinary literary achievements of Black women writers.

Women in Power

Helena Kennedy, Gina Miller and Rachel Reeves discuss what it means to be a woman with influence.

Why Race Matters

Reni Eddo-Lodge, Bernardine Evaristo and Heidi Safia Mirza discuss how the intersection of race, feminism and class has evolved since the 1980s.

European Literature Night

In an event celebrating European Literature Night, A.L. Kennedy gives a keynote address, and is then joined in discussion with Clemens Meyer from Germany and Francesca Melandri from Italy. This event is part of the European Writers’ Tour 2017.

News From Nowhere

A. L. Kennedy’s keynote address delivered at the British Library for European Literature Night on Wednesday 10 May.

Picasso’s Faces

In his BBC series ‘The Face of Britain’ historian and writer Simon Schama explored British portraiture and what it revealed about the ‘individual and collective psyche’ of the time. With the NPG’s wide-ranging Autumn 2016 exhibition of Picasso’s portraits, he turns his attention to the painter’s evocations of lovers, family and friends. With writer and […]

The Good Immigrant

What does it mean to be an immigrant in the UK today? Journalist and BBC presenter Razia Iqbal chairs a discussion on immigration, race, identity and writing.