Literature events at the British Library

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Join us and a host of contemporary writers and make 2018 memorable with our season of literature events.

Series events

David Crystal: The Origins of English
Talks and Discussions

David Crystal: The Origins of English

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The Song of the Jellicles © Nicolas Bentley, Faber and Faber
Talks and Discussions

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: A Celebration

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Cats Book Club
Talks and Discussions

Cats Book Club: T S Eliot's Old Possums

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Penguin Classics
Talks and Discussions

1,217 Classics: Inside the Penguin Classics Archives

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Beowulf, photo by Mark Vessey, illustration by Sarah Ferrari
Performance

Beowulf

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Agustín Fernandez Mallo seated w cat – credit Aina Lorente Solivellas
Talks and Discussions

Agustín Fernández Mallo and Thomas Bunstead

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In Miniature
Talks and Discussions

Miniature Books: A Secret History

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Waterstones
Talks and Discussions

Tim Waterstone: A Bookseller's Memoir

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W H Auden
Talks and Discussions

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: The Poetry of W H Auden

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Jeeves
Talks and Discussions

P G Wodehouse: What Ho!

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Gay's the word
Talks and Discussions

40 Years of Gay's The Word: A Celebration

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Sayaka Murata – Convenience Store Woman (cover)
Talks and Discussions

Japan Now

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Indigenous
Talks and Discussions

Indigenous: Welsh, Gaelic, Scots, Cornish and More

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Gina Miller
Talks and Discussions

Women in Power

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A Perahu Pustaka: mobile libraries that travel across Indonesia © Komite Nasional Indonesia
Talks and Discussions

17,000 Islands of Imagination: Indonesian Literature Today

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Hebrew Bible
Talks and Discussions

Robert Alter: Translating the Hebrew Bible

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gothic literature
Talks and Discussions

Gothic Fiction: Sarah Perry in Conversation with Kate Mosse

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Cats in graphic novels
Special Event

Cats Book Club: Cats in Graphic Novels

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Memories from the front line
Talks and Discussions

Memories from the Front Line

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