Hailed by Hunger Magazine as “one of the brightest new stars on the international poetry scene”, poet and performer Scarlett Sabet has built a reputation for her beautiful prose and emotive readings. Inspired by the Beat poets, Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath, her work including four collections - Camille (2019), Zoreh (2018), The Lock and the Key (2016) and Rocking Underground (2014) - explores themes of women and friendship, loss and childhood, and the politics of isolation and despair. Joining…Find out more »
London Book & Screen Week are delighted to welcome you to an evening to celebrate one of the UK’s best-loved writers, queen of crime drama Lynda La Plante. Join Lynda for a gin cocktail at this special event as the writer discusses her illustrious career across page, stage and screen and offers a preview of her forthcoming book Buried (Zaffre, April 2020), the first in an exciting new series from the author. Born and raised in Liverpool, La Plante trained…Find out more »
From Stephen Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower to Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole, the coming-of-age tale is a treasure trove of classics, producing stories that capture the collective imagination and which we return to again and again across print, audio, stage and screen. To discuss the horror and brilliance, the humour and the heartache, and how to create comedy from the angst of adolescence, London Book & Screen Week brings together Joe Dunthorne, whose hugely successful debut Submarine was adapted…Find out more »
On both sides of the Atlantic, the political environment has taken an us into unchartered territory. On one side, reality star turned political leader Donald Trump presides over a turbulent Twitter presidency. Meanwhile at home, the UK remains deeply embroiled in a polarising and uncertain Brexit process. With reality looking stranger than fiction, London Book & Screen Week welcomes Jonathan Lynn, co-creator of the phenomenally successful Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister to discuss the modern political landscape and the…Find out more »
Doctor Who has long reigned supreme as one of the nation’s favourite TV programmes, amassing a whole new generation of avid fans and followers following its relaunch in 2005. The show not only draws in leading novelists to support script-writing but has inspired a wealth of print and audio adventures. To celebrate the series, London Book & Screen Week welcomes actress Sophie Aldred, best known as the seventh Doctor Who companion, Ace, who beat up a Dalek with a baseball…Find out more »
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