London Literature Festival 2013
Until Wed Jun 5 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jan 15 2013
This annual festival brings together international, world class poets, authors and speakers representing the spectrum of creative disciplines for more than a week of talks and events. For 2013, celebrated biographer Claire Tomalin presents five lectures on literary icons such as Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen, and best-selling authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Audrey Niffenegger, Lionel Shriver, James Salter and William Dalrymple read from and discuss their work. Such literary heavyweights are joined by luminaries from other areas of arts and culture, including actor rupert Everett, fine artists Gavin Turk and Cornelia Parker, designer Tom Dixon and musicians Jarvis Cocker and Ute Lemper – the latter singing Pablo Neruda's love poems. For the full line-up,visit the Southbank website.