Literature Matters – RSL 200: Neil Gaiman and Marlon James in conversation

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Neil Gaiman and Marlon James

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Marlon James and Neil Gaiman discuss the power of literature, in a conversation spanning three continents.

This is an online event hosted by Unique Media. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.

RSL 200 is the Royal Society of Literature’s bicentenary event series bringing together some of world's best-known writers to explore the impact of literature on their lives.

Neil Gaiman and Marlon James, two of the most revered fantasy writers of a generation, share a life-long love of the mythic and the transcendent power of the imagination.

In a unique conversation about why literature matters to them, the literary A-Listers will explore the importance of escapism and the value of spending time in invented worlds.

Broadcast live from three continents, this truly transatlantic conversation is a partnership between the RSL and the British Library.

Marlon James is the author of the New York Times bestsellers A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women and John Crow's Devil. A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the NAACP Image Award. Marlon James is a professor at Macalester College in St Paul. He divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

Neil Gaiman is an author of books for children and adults whose titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and the Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is also a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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Name: Literature Matters – RSL 200: Neil Gaiman and Marlon James in conversation
Where: Online
When: -
Price: Full Price: £7.50
Member: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk