20 - 22 March 2015
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!