Literature Matters RSL 200: Neil Gaiman and Marlon James in conversation

RSL 200 is the Royal Society of Literature’s bicentenary event series bringing together some of the world’s best-known writers to explore the impact of literature on their lives. Neil Gaiman and Marlon James, two of the most revered fantasy writers of their generation, share a life-long love of the mythic and the transcendent power of […]

RSL 200: Stephen Fry and Shaparak Khorsandi

Stephen Fry talks to Shappi Khorsandi about writing across forms – from sketch comedy to poetry, independently and in collaboration, written and performed – that has elevated him to the status of national treasure.

Women in Power

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

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.

Coming Out

Fifty years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Dean Atta, Neil Bartlett and Maureen Duffy talk about how changing attitudes to homosexuality have been reflected in literature and performance.

For heaven’s sake

Marilynne Robinson interviewed by Maya Jaggi at the Hawthorden Meeting, chaired by Anne Chisholm