London Literature Festival 2017
October 13 - November 1
This year sees a specially expanded edition of the festival taking place at the Royal Festival Hall, exploring how literature and poetry can remind us of our shared humanity in a world on the brink.
The festival opens with the 50th anniversary of Poetry International, as established and emerging poets transport audiences across the globe.
Throughout the festival, writers from the North join British contemporaries as part of the Nordic Matters series, with the middle weekend dedicated to showcasing the brightest talents from across the region.
The final week offers family-friendly events to coincide with half-term, culminating in the return of Young Adult Literature Weekender.
From major authors including Philip Pullman in conversation in Royal Festival Hall, to a host of free programming, the events come in all shapes and sizes, and offer timely insights into the power of literature.