Contributed by: Hari Kunzru Published: 20/09/2018 Audio Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
Hari Kunzru reflects on what literature means to us; whether its meaning changes when you develop from a reader into a writer; and whether fiction should have political ramifications.
Contributed by: Tracy Chevalier Published: 12/04/2018 Interview Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
Contributed by: Philip Pullman Published: 26/02/2018 Audio Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters, whyreadingmatters
For the second of our Literature Matters event RSL Vice President Philip Pullman discusses the importance of reading.
Contributed by: Marina Warner Published: 22/01/2018 Talk Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
A full transcript of RSL President Marina Warner's talk 'Literature Matters: Imagination in Action'
Contributed by: Marina Warner Published: 31/10/2017 Audio Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
Marina Warner looks at the interactions of stories and power in unsettled times.
Contributed by: Published: 25/10/2017 Article Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
The idea that literature can make us emotionally and physically stronger goes back to Plato. RSL Fellow and Vice-Chair of Council Blake Morrison on why Shakespeare is more beneficial than self-help guides.
Contributed by: Michel Morpurgo Published: 20/09/2017 Talk Themes: RSLFellow
Michael Morpurgo's lecture for BookTrust
Contributed by: A. L. Kennedy Published: 07/09/2017 Talk Themes: RSLFellow
A. L. Kennedy's keynote address delivered at the British Library for European Literature Night on Wednesday 10 May 2017
Contributed by: Michael Rosen Published: 07/09/2017 Talk Themes: RSLFellow, whywritingmatters
Talk given by Michael Rosen to celebrate the first National Writing Day, 21 June 2017
Contributed by: Jonathan Coe Published: 07/09/2017 Talk Themes: RSLFellow, whywritingmatters
Talk given by Jonathan Coe at the Arnolfini Gallery to celebrate the first National Writing Day, 21 June 2017
Contributed by: Kamila Shamsie Published: 30/08/2017 Article Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
RSL Vice-Chair and novelist Kamila Shamsie on why literature matters
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Gillian Slovo has published thirteen novels, a family memoir and has also written three verbatim plays. She started in crime, writing five novels featuring her detective Kate Baeier, before branching out into narrative driven literary fiction. Ice Road …
Gillian Slovo recommends A Different Drummer, Milkman, The Association of Small Bombs, The Changling.
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