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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