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 […]

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.

Feeling Jewish

In the wake of accusations of antisemitism in the British political sphere, four writers explore the portrayal of Jews in American literature and ask how such evocations might affect social perceptions. Zachary Leader is the biographer of Saul Bellow, whose Herzog and Sammler acquired iconic status. Devorah Baum lectures at the University of Southampton and […]