Literature events at the British Library

Audience at a British Library event

Looking for some inspiration in the year ahead?

Join us and a host of contemporary writers and make 2017 memorable with our Winter season of literature events.

Series events

Tracy Chevalier
Panel Discussion

The Writer in the Library

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Poetic Places
Poetry

Poetic Places on World Poetry Day

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Statue of Liberty
Special Event

The Eccles British Library Writer's Award Festival

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 Iain Sinclair courtesy Joy Gordon
Panel Discussion

Encore: The Phenomenon of the Second Novel

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Vivek Shanbhag
In Conversation

Vivek Shanbhag in Conversation with Erica Wagner

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What's On - Shadows of Days image
Discussion

Shadows of Days: An Evening of Russian Émigré Fiction

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International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017: A Shortlist Celebration - shortlisted books
Panel Discussion

International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017: A Shortlist Celebration

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King's Library
Performance

Le Grand Tour: The Best of Contemporary French Fiction

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Alan Ayckbourn
In Conversation

Alan Ayckbourn: Eighty Plays On

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What's On - Rathbones Folio Prize Readings - Ahdaf Soueif
Lecture

Rathbones Folio Prize Readings

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What's On - Ann Patchett (credit: Murdo Macleod – for the Guardian)
In Conversation

Guardian Live with Ann Patchett

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The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Rudyard Kipling
Performance

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Rudyard Kipling

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Michael Rosen  Credit Goldsmiths University of London
Talk

Michael Rosen: Why Writing Matters

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Jane Austen by Cassandra Austen (c.1810)
Panel Discussion

What's So Great About Austen?

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