Literature & Life Stage

The Literature and Life stage is dedicated to the world of ideas and culture as expressed through agenda-setting books and authors covering a diverse range of topics - from the impact of social media on the art of the novel to the power of unchecked corporate power, from the future of Ireland in the wake of Brexit to the enduring delights of fairy-tales. We will ask why literary and intellectual giants of the past such as Shakespeare and John Ruskin are now more relevant than ever and talk with one of the greatest living novelists about a life spent breaking the rules.


SESSIONS INCLUDE:

LONG STORY SHORT: THE PERILS OF WRITING A NOVEL IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Mark Haddon in discussion with Nilanjana Roy

HOW JOHN RUSKIN SHAPES OUR WORLD
Andrew Hill
, author of Ruskinland, with Gillian Tett

SHAKESPEARE FOR 2019: WHY THE BARD IS MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER - readings by Allie Esiri and actors

FAIRY-TALES AND STORYTELLING
Ben Okri, Susie Boyt and Nilanjana Roy

ANARCHIC CAPITALISM - WHEN CORPORATIONS RUN UNCHECKED
William Dalrymple
, novelist, and John Lanchester, novelist, with Roula Khalaf


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