Remaking the Remarkable
February 17, 2020
With Inua Ellams, Max Porter
Inua Ellams and Max Porter and explore the creative afterlives of texts, lives the writer might have imagined – or not.
February 19, 2020
With Chloe Aridjis, AL Kennedy, Daljit Nagra, Ganga Shreedhar, Rebecca Elliott
Writers and academics discuss whether literature has to be about climate change to alter political and social action to save our environment.
What’s So Great About E.M. Forster?
March 16, 2020
With Deborah Levy, Laurence Scott, Preti Taneja, Shahidha Bari
50 years after E.M. Forster’s death, we celebrate one of Britain’s most esteemed novelists with writers influenced by his work.
Keepers of the Flame
March 26, 2020
With Mark Ford, Alan Hollinghurst, Hermione Lee
Alan Hollinghurst and Mark Ford remember their close friend, the poet Mick Imlah who died in 2009. They discuss the things that writers leave behind, and the things that shape their work from the first.
May 11, 2020
With Nimco Ali, Maggie Gee, Laurie Penny, Shahidha Bari
Three writers explore what happens when women fail to meet the expectations of society, and how literature can confront monstrosity in woman’s form.
May 22, 2020
With Amrou Al-Kadhi, Tom Rasmussen, Shahidha Bari
Marking the National Portrait Gallery’s major ‘Bright Young Things’ exhibition of Cecil Beaton’s work, two contemporary writers and drag performers consider dressing up, self-portraiture and autobiographical writing, and the shifting grounds for queer expression over the last 100 years.