RSL 200 is the Royal Society of Literatures 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 […]
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.
Helena Kennedy, Gina Miller and Rachel Reeves discuss what it means to be a woman with influence.
Why do we read? Why do we write? What do we reveal when we do?
Cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah Appiah discusses how the stories we read and tell shape who we are with BBC journalist and presenter Razia Iqbal.
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.
A. L. Kennedy’s keynote address delivered at the British Library for European Literature Night on Wednesday 10 May.
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.
Beryl Bainbridge and Hilary Mantel on the art of historical fiction, chaired by Peter Parker.
Tom Staley discusses his life studying James Joyce
Marilynne Robinson interviewed by Maya Jaggi at the Hawthorden Meeting, chaired by Anne Chisholm
Norman Manea in conversation with Paul Bailey at the Romanian Cultural Institute, chaired by Elaine Feinstein