The Novels That Shaped Our World

Photograph of the BBC's The Novels That Shaped Our World panel, including Alexander McCall Smith, Kit de Waal, Juno Dawson, Mariella Frostrup, Stig Abell and Syima Aslam

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With Stig Abell, Syima Aslam, Juno Dawson, Mariella Frostrup, Alexander McCall Smith, Kit de Waal and Jo Whiley

To mark the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, a panel of writers, journalists and thinkers have selected 100 novels that have shaped their world. Chaired by BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley, writers Alexander McCall Smith, Kit de Waal and Juno Dawson along with broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, editor of the TLS Stig Abell and Bradford Literature Festival Director Syima Aslam reveal their choices.

This event will be live streamed via BBC iPlayer and local libraries via the Living Knowledge Network.

Participating libraries are:

Leeds Central Library
Poole Library
Huddersfield Central Library
Manchester Central Library
Middlesbrough Central Library
Suffolk Libraries
Portsmouth Central library
Norwich Millennium Library
Mitchell Library - Glasgow
Edinburgh Libraries – Stockbridge Library
Hull Central Library
Pontefract Library
Liverpool Central library
Cambridge Library
Warwickshire Library
The Hive
Libraries NI.
Hampshire Libraries
Newcastle Central Library

Image: BBC The Novels That Shaped our World panel, photograph by David Emery


Name: The Novels That Shaped Our World
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546