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London Literature Festival at the Southbank – 5th October to 16th October 2016

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The London Literature Festival this year looks into the future with world-renowned writers and futurologists.

The festival opens with a performed reading of HG Wells’ The Time Machine by actors, Christopher Eccleston, MyAnna Buring and Nikki Amuka-Bird  before the festival explores a number of themes with some of the top names in literature including Margaret Atwood, Xiaolu Guo, Lauren Beukes, Naomi Alderman, Michel Faber, Teju Cole and Etgar Keret. They join a broad range of emerging international authors including China’s most celebrated science fiction author, Cixin Liu, and award-winning Iraqi author Hassan Blasim.

The festival will also feature range of family events, poetry readings, talks and a discussion on the limits of knowledge and evolution from Marcus du Sautoy and Richard Dawkins.

Other Highlights:

Margaret Atwood discusses her new novel Hag-Seed, a reimagining of The Tempest.

Edna O’Brien and Eimear McBride In Conversation

National Poetry Day Live

Louis Theroux discuss taking on the world of Scientology

The renowned author and intellectual Richard Dawkins delivers a keynote address exploring the evolution of his work.

For more information, visit the Festival website here

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