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Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare
12 April, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm£10
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the near simultaneous deaths in 1616 of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected 12 contemporary international authors to write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature.
Join a wonderful selection of writers including Vicente Molina Foix, Deborah Levy and Ben Okri for an evening of readings and discussion hosted by Daniel Hahn.
The anthology, which will be available at the event, will comprise six English-speaking writers offering a take on Cervantes and his work, while six contemporary Spanish-language writers have written stories inspired by Shakespeare. The writers are Kamila Shamsie. Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Yuri Herrera, Marcos Giralt Torrente, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Vicente Molina Foix, Soledad Puértolas, Hisham Matar, Nell Leyshon, Rhidian Brook and Valeria Luiselli, with an introduction by Salman Rushdie.
This event will take place in the Conference Centre of The British Library
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