London Literature Festival

Monday 20 May 2013 - Wednesday 5 June 2013

Literary stars join us at Southbank Centre this season at two prize-reading events – the 2013 Man International Booker Prize Readings and the Women’s Prize for Fiction Readings.

Celebrated biographer Claire Tomalin presents five lectures on literary icons such as Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen.

Best-selling authors read from and discuss their work, including Barbara Kingsolver, Audrey Niffenegger, Lionel Shriver and William Dalrymple.

We mix things up with live poetry, short plays, music based on Pablo Neruda’s poetry and discussions on fame, communities and the graphic novel.

Past Events

25 May 2013

SPIN

The Clore Ballroom

Join Apples & Snakes' word-wizards as they cook up wonderful ways to play with words.

Literature
25 May 2013

Aleksandar Hemon

Purcell Room

Bosnian-born writer Aleksandar Hemon tells the story of 'The Book of My Lives', is a love song to his birthplace, Sarajevo, and his adopted city, ...

Literature
25 May 2013

James Salter

Purcell Room

At 87-years-old, James Salter has written what is likely to be his final novel, 'All That Is', a sweeping, seductive love story set in post-Second ...

Literature