Jacobson joins London Book & Screen Week

Jacobson joins London Book & Screen Week

The final events of the London Book & Screen Week have been announced, including a conversation between author Howard Jacobson and theatre actor Henry Goodman.

Jacobson and Goodman will discuss Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice at an event on 13th April to mark the Bard’s 400th birthday. Jacobson recently penned a novel based on the play as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare programme, whilst Goodman has played Shylock, one of the main characters in the play, on stage.

London Book & Screen Week will take place from 11th-17th April 2016 and is produced by the London Book Fair (12-14 April).

Jacks Thomas, director of The London Book Fair and London Book & Screen, said: “400 years on from the death of William Shakespeare we are delighted to round out this year’s London Book & Screen Week programme with an event in his honour. The week offers an opportunity for everyone to celebrate their favourite books, films, TV shows, games and entertainment platforms.”

Another new event, announced today, is a one-off Cityread London panel event on 11th April featuring this year’s selected writer, Gillian Slovo, as well as Dr Lez Henry, Ben Judah, and Hardeep Singh Kohli. They will discuss the role of literature in exploring unheard voices in contemporary society.

Other authors taking part, as previously announced, include Marion Keyes, children’s laureate Chris Riddell, Ann M Martin and Sathnam Sanghera.