On Context: Rachel Cooke, Rachel Kushner, Pankaj Mishra and Andrew O’Hagan
When: Sun 9 Mar 2014, 15.30 - 16.30
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5
Pankaj Mishra, Rachel Kushner, Andrew O’Hagan and Rachel Cooke are all writers whose work has touched on social and cultural change around the world. Here they will discuss how storytelling reflects and is shaped by the context in which it is written. Pankaj Mishra’s writing spans travelogue, fiction, memoir, history and philosophy and he is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Granta, and the Times Literary Supplement. Rachel Kushner is the author of the Folio Prize-shortlisted The Flamethrowers, which was also a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award. Named Time’s Most Popular Book Among Critics, it topped the best book lists of 2013. Andrew O’Hagan is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction and was named by Granta as one of the ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 2003. Rachel Cooke is an award-winning journalist and author of Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties.
A book signing by the participants will take place in the British Library Entrance Hall after the event.
Part of the Folio Prize Fiction Festival, 8-9 March 2014. Presented by The Folio Society in partnership with the British Library. See full events programme.