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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 27
5. And finally, if you're missing company and conversation, I'd suggest a brilliant podcast called Backlisted (), a laughter-filled and illuminating series that breathes new life into old books, hosted by and .
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 27
Replying to @litsouthbank
4. This year marks the 50th anniversary of E.M. Forster's death, a writer whose novels about class, family and our capacity for connection still resonate today, especially in these isolating times. If you're new to Forster, Howard's End is a great place to start
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 27
Replying to @soshunetwork
3. For poetry lovers, I'd recommend 'Rendang', the debut collection from Will Harris (). Lyrical and searching, these are poems which explore the ambiguities and nuances of identity, capturing the pangs and joys of self-definition
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 27
Replying to @ValeriaLuiselli
2. ’s 'Lost Children Archive' is a tender and timely novel about a family fraying at the edges, as they take a long road trip across the USA. Digressive, diaristic and utterly immersive, this is a luminous account of living in close quarters in a tumultuous world
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 27
Replying to @wordscience
1. American essayist Samatha Irby ()'s latest collection ‘Wow, No Thank You’ is a rip-snortingly funny look at approaching 40, skewering debates about body image & internet memes along the way with her razor-sharp wit. A tonic for anyone looking for a comic diversion
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 27
Replying to @TeditorTed
So, with this in mind, our Head of Literature & Spoken Word has picked five of his own literary recommendations, to help you get through the extra evenings at home you may have found yourself with. Get ready for a book thread! 📚🧵
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 27
So, have you been turning to literature to help get through the social distancing and isolation of the UK's ? 📖 Yep, us too. And we’re not the only ones. According to a report from the BBC yesterday, sales of fiction books rose by a third, just last week…
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Southbank Centre Mar 23
Author Hilary Mantel joined us earlier this month to reveal the third novel in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, In this chaired by Alex Clark she reflects on the finale of her celebrated trilogy
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Southbank Centre Mar 20
Our venues may be closed but our digital channels are all still open. Follow us on social media and look out for entertaining, mind-expanding, and fun cultural content including interviews, podcasts, videos and playlists, all coming your way soon.
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National Poetry Library Mar 18
We'll still be bringing you a new everyday on our website, come rain or quarantine! Today Sheenagh Pugh contemplates the power of code in 'The Ex-Poet writes HTML'
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 17
Following the latest advice from the Government, it is with much regret that Southbank Centre has taken the decision to close all of its venues with immediate effect. Read our full statement here:
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Marianne Holmes Mar 12
Had a lovely time listening to talking writing, books and life last night. And now I know who I want to be when I grow up.🤣
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The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing Mar 10
We're excited about the Summer Literature Season, Jones will present her new book and the centre is launching a new book club, "Reading Our Times" in partnership with !
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 9
Not long now! Roddy Doyle is here on Wednesday. Get your tickets here:
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South Bank London Mar 9
This month Scotland’s national poet, will be headlining 's poetry and music night – Out-spoken – along with Jerwood-Compton winner Yomi Ṣode and Complete Works fellow Rishi Dastidar -->
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 9
Our “biggest and boldest summer literature season yet” Join us this summer as we welcome , , , Pandora Sykes, , Laura Bates of , & a host of other renowned writers and emerging literary talent
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Southbank Centre Literature Mar 8
On Friday joined us to launch The Mirror and The Light, the the eagerly-awaited third book in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Ahead of the event we caught up with the author to discuss late-blooming, prize-winning and trilogy-writing.
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Ted Hodgkinson Mar 6
Triumphant night listening to Hilary Mantel speak with such candour & insight with about the decades long conversation with Cromwell, breaking all her writing rules to do justice to his end and how it has left her more hopeful.
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Women's Prize Mar 6
“It is a novel that loops and swirls. It has to act as a mirror for those that have come before...” the singular, wonderful Hilary Mantel this evening on the long-awaited conclusion to her Cromwell trilogy The Mirror and the Light, longlisted for the
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Waterstones Gower Street Mar 6
Just a few books for the event at tonight! At least they've given us a lovely dressing room to do it in!
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