The London Literature Festival once again fills the Southbank Centre with acclaimed authors, poets, speakers and collaborators for 20 days of wordy events. Celebrating its twelfth year in 2018, the festival will include live readings, talks and workshops from the likes of Salman Rushdie, who'll make a rare apperance talking about his latest novel, The Who’s Roger Daltery and actor Sally Field discussing their memoirs, hip hop artist and activist Akala, historian David Olusoga and Carol Ann Duffy reading from her final collection as Poet Laureate.
At the heart of this year’s festival is a celebration of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’, marking its first ever translation into english by a woman, Emily Wilson. Visitors will be able to learn more about the epic through live readings, talks and workshops from the likes of Mary Beard and Madeline Miller.
Read our pick of the best things to do at the London Literature Festival.
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