Literature

2020 Booker Prize shortlist readings: Wednesday 11 Nov 2020, 7pm–8.30pm

Now in its 52nd year, The Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards for…

#Slaveryarchive Book Club: The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution Hardcover

Join this new book club to ignite your knowledge: the #SLAVERYARCHIVE Book Club meets at…

Apply for Africa Writes x Arvon masterclass with Minna Salami grant ends 12pm today 12th October

Africa Writes 2020: Online Series ProgrammeAfrica Writes response to international lockdown, offering community in a…

Black Cultural Archives: In conversation with Diane Abbott on new book

It is over three decades since Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to…

Little ones: Learn to talk like a pirate with Pirate Stew’s author & illustrator

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, author and illustrator respectively of upcoming children’s book Pirate Stew,…

Liverpool Literary Festival returns ONLINE for 2020

Liverpool Literary Festival returns this autumn in online form, live-streaming an exciting collection of established…

Booker Prize Shortlist: Four writers of colour among the six authors: absence of British authors: Watch announcement here by Chair of Judges Margaret Busby

With four writers out of it’s six authors the shortlisted this years Booker Prize, announced…

Southbank Centre announce Inside Out, a 3-month series of multi-arts events broadcast from the Royal Festival Hall and beyond

Inside Out, a brand-new online season of music, literature and comedy from 17 September –…

Edinburgh International Book Festival online tonight Suzanne Bonnar & Joy Harjo with Jackie Kay 7pm BST

The 2020 Edinburgh International Book Festival continues online until Monday 31 August. The programme, made…

2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing awarded to Irenosen Okojie

Nigerian-British writer Irenosen Okojie has been awarded the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing…