Banned Books Week: Walled In


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Writers consider walls in literature and in our lives

With David Hare and Ben Okri. Chaired by Samira Ahmed.

David Hare is a playwright and film-maker. He has written over thirty plays which include Plenty, Racing Demon and Skylight. His many screenplays include The Hours, The Reader and the Worricker trilogy.

Ben Okri is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and playwright. His novels include the Booker Prize-winning The Famished Road, the first in a trilogy, and The Freedom Artist, published in 2019.

Samira Ahmed is a freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster at the BBC, where she has presented Radio 3's Night Waves and Radio 4's PM, The World Tonight, and Front Row. She presents the Intelligence Squared podcast ‘How I Found My Voice’.

This is a Banned Books Week event in partnership with the British Library, English PEN, Free Word, Hachette UK, Index on Censorship, Islington Council’s Library and Heritage Service, Libraries Connected, Media Diversified and The Publisher’s Association.

This event will have speech-to-text interpretation.

Participating Libraries

Manchester Central Library
Rugby Library
Hull Central Library
Cambridge Central Library
Poole Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library


Name: Banned Books Week: Walled In
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £12.00
Member: £12.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Disabled: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546