The best events at London Literature Festival 2018
See popular historian David Olusoga live in conversation with hip hop star and author of ‘Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire’ Akala as they cover issues of the empire, race, culture and class and try to contexualise them in the roots of modern British society.
At this London Literature panel, classist Mary Beard will offer a starter’s guide to Homer’s greek epic, followed by an abridged reading of the famous poem. Beard will be joined on a panel by author and academic Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek at Cambridge, memoirist Daniel Mendelsohn, poet Karen McCarthy Woolf and author Madeline Miller.
You’ve watched her (inexplicably) play Forrest Gump’s mum and grew up watching her in ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ – but most of us know precious little about Sally Field. Ahead of the release of her new memoir ‘In Pieces’ Sally address the highs and lows of her career.
Who are you Roger Daltrey? Who, who, who, who? Let’s find out: to celebrate the release of his memoir ‘Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite’, Roger will be discussing everything from his school days in the suburbs of west London to being catapulted into the world of drugs, drama and mayhem with The Who.
To mark the release of her final collection as poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy will be taking to the stage with Imtiaz Dharker, Mark Pajak and Keith Hutson for a collection of live readings.