• 27 June, 2022

    Bradford Literature Festival , The Studio, Alhambra Theatre, Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AJ

    Two award-winning poets, one intimate conversation – Joelle Taylor and Malika Booker join us to discuss how their remarkable literary work has championed a host of marginalised voices. Hot off the heels of her T.S. Eliot Prize winning C+NTO & Other Poems, acclaimed poet, playwright and author Taylor is a writer whose work is beloved throughout the world of slam […]

  • 2 July, 2022

    Bradford Literature Festival , ATC Bradford College, Randall Well St, Bradford BD7 1AL

    In The Last Prince of Bengal, author and academic Lyn Innes shares the astonishing true story of her royal ancestor, Nawab Nazim, and his family’s incredible journey from Indian riches to relative anonymity. Perceived as a threat to the British, the Nawab was forced to abdicate, leaving his power and kingdom behind and choosing a new life in England. During […]

  • 3 July, 2022

    Bradford Literature Festival , ATC Bradford College, Randall Well St, Bradford BD7 1AL

    It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long and rich history of erotic writing. However, behind that secret lies another: many of the writers are women. Exploring the contemporary complexities of intrigue and desire, this event brings together Selma Dabbagh, editor of We Wrote In Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers, and contributing writers Yousra Imran and Sabrina […]

  • 21 July, 2022

    Authors' Club Launch, National Liberal Club Whitehall Place London SW1A 2HE

    It’s the 2030s in Ramsgate and four people who don’t look quite human are found sitting, naked, in the early spring sunlight on the quay of the quiet south coast resort. The locals are puzzled – the newcomers are larger and heavier than they are and say they are fleeing the heat. Soon more arrive. Their tall red-haired leader, The […]

  • 28 August, 2022

    Edinburgh Book Festival, Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court, Edinburgh Book Festival, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP

    60 years ago, Algeria won independence from French rule following a bloody eight-year war. Many fled to France to escape violence by both sides, including Faїza Guène’s parents. In Discretion, she deftly explores a generation that remained discreet about harrowing experiences. The novel has inspired today’s performance, directed by its English translator Sarah Ardizzone, with film and photography by Guène, […]