Man Booker 50

6 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018

Discover the finest fiction of yesterday, today and tomorrow at a festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize.

For half a century, the Man Booker Prize has recognised many of the defining novels of our times and continues to celebrate the finest fiction. This July, Southbank Centre and the Booker Prize Foundation present a weekend-long festival of talks, readings and masterclasses featuring leading authors from the Man Booker Prize’s history. 

Hear from past winners, shortlisted authors and other cultural luminaries as they discuss their books, the inspiration they have drawn from each other, and the changing world that their fiction reflects. Hilary Mantel, Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Pat Barker and Peter Carey are just a few of the festival highlights.

Delve into a range of topics, including the role of the literary novel in the age of social media, how far novelists can go with experiments in form and narrative, the future of the novel and what makes a great literary adaptation.

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128733 BBC World Book Club: Hilary Mantel 2018

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7:30 pm
Fri 06 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear from two masters of the genre about how historical fiction can shed a light on our present
Hear from two masters of the genre about how historical fiction can shed a light on our present
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128737 Eleanor Catton and Colm Tóibín: From Page to Screen 2018,

128824 How to Edit Your Novel 2018,

128825 Eleanor Catton: The First Page 2018

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10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The prize-winning author shares her tips in this interactive workshop
The prize-winning author shares her tips in this interactive workshop
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10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
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The Man Booker Prize winner delivers a keynote lecture on the necessity of the novel
The Man Booker Prize winner delivers a keynote lecture on the necessity of the novel
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12:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
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Hear two award-winning authors discuss their fictional depictions of opposing worlds and eras
Hear two award-winning authors discuss their fictional depictions of opposing worlds and eras
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1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
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Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
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1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Highly acclaimed author Hilary Mantel discusses her chart-topping novel Bring Up the Bodies
Highly acclaimed author Hilary Mantel discusses her chart-topping novel Bring Up the Bodies
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3:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
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The master storyteller and poet shares techniques for lighting the creative fire
The master storyteller and poet shares techniques for lighting the creative fire
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128763 Colm Tóibín and Rachel Whiteread: The Art of Collaboration 2018

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3:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
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Join award-winning authors and film-makers as they weigh in on what makes a great adaption
Join award-winning authors and film-makers as they weigh in on what makes a great adaption
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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
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Listen in as two renowned writers discuss family dynamics, memory and desire in literature
Listen in as two renowned writers discuss family dynamics, memory and desire in literature
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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
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Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures

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