Jeanette Winterson, Colm Tóibín and more at The Folio Prize Fiction Festival

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie photographed by Ivara Esege

Some of the great and good of the literary world are gathering together this weekend for the second year of the lovely Folio Prize Fiction Festival held at the British Library.  The Folio Prize celebrates English fiction from every country, in every genre, in every form and the festival brings together both the judges including Rachel Cooke and William Fiennes as well as some of The Folio Prize Academy members such as Jeanette Winterson.  The theme of this festival is the key elements of a story, and we’ve particularly got our eye on the opening talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Sun, on fiction as a possible social force; Rachel Cusk, Deborah Levy, Eimear McBride, Colm Tóibín and Alex Clark on Desire; A. M. Homes, Jeanette Winterson, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Mark Lawson on Inheritance, and Joe Dunthorne, Jon McGregor, Justine Picardie and Suzi Feay on Endings.  See you there!

The Folio Prize Fiction Festival
20 - 22 March 2015
The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB
Talks from £10; Day passes from £24
01937 546 546
— Francesca
18th March 2015