The focus for the 2018 edition of the London Literature Festival is Homer’s The Odyssey – celebrating the first ever translation into English by a woman, Emily Wilson. There will be live readings, workshops and discussions as well as activities and events for all ages.
Some of the big names this year include Andre Aciman, author of critically acclaimed novel Call me By Your Name who will be reading from his new work, Salman Rushdie will be taking part in a retrospective of his career and Man Booker International Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk will be launching her latest novel in English. There will be an exclusive launch event for Roger Daltrey’s new memoir, BAFTA and MOBO award winning hip-hop artist and writer Akala will e discussing empire, culture, race and the roots of British society with David Olusoga while writers and activists Soraya Chemaly and Laura Bates discuss Feminism in Trump’s America. Popular names like Melvyn Bragg and Sue Perkins will also be taking to the stage along with Carol Ann Duffy Richard Osman and Imtiaz Dharker.
With countless other names and faces making an appearance, you’ll be sure to find something that challenges, inspires and informs you- so don’t miss out. A lot of the events are free while others are not, check ticket listsing in advance as many sell out well ahead.