BOOKS STAGE

The Books Stage will feature some of the world’s best-selling authors, reading extracts from their most celebrated works.

11.00
Identity matters
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Afua Hirsch and Jason Cowley talk to Roula Khalaf on identity politics and nationhood in the age of Brexit

12.00
Break

13.00
On the couch – truth or fiction?
Susie Orbach, psychotherapist and writer talks with novelist and columnist Susie Boyt

14.00
Simon Russell Beale reads poems for the year
Selected by poetry powerhouse Allie Esiri from her anthology, A Poem for Every Day of the Year

14.30
Break

15.00
Pat Barker: Iliad for the #metoo era
The Booker laureate talks to Alec Russell, FT Weekend editor about her new novel, The Silence of The Girls, retelling the Iliad from the women’s perspective  - and the art of historical fiction

16.00
A new gilded age
Ed Luce, author of acclaimed books on the US and India, with James Crabtree author of The Billionaire Raj, Sarah Churchwell author of Behold America and novelist Tash Aw

17.00
Birth of the modern - the fallout of world war one
On the centenary of the end of the first world war, Michéle Barrett, Elif Shafak, Margaret McMillan in discussion with Frederick Studemann on the world born out of the conflict


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