Literature Matters: Identity and Idealism

Hari Kunzru

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How political should an author be?

Novelist and journalist Hari Kunzru joins Lisa Appignanesi, Chair of The Royal Society of Literature to reflect on what literature means to us. Does its meaning change when you evolve from a reader into a writer? And should fiction have political ramifications?

Hari Kunzru is the author of The Impressionists, Transmission, My Revolutions, Gods Without Men and White Tears. His work has been translated into 20 languages.                                                                                 
In 2003, he caused a sensation when he turned down the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize on the grounds that it was backed by the Mail on Sunday, whose ‘hostility towards black and Asian people’ he regarded as unacceptable. The same year he was named by Granta as one of the 20 ‘Best Young British Novelists’. 

In partnership with The Royal Society of Literature


Name: Literature Matters: Identity and Idealism
Where: Knowledge Centre
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