Booksellers and publishers including Influx Press, Cassava Republic and Five Leaves will be coming together with artists and activists for a “celebration of radical and progressive publishing” at the London Radical Book Fair on 7th May.
Now in its fourth year, the free event organised by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB), will be held at Goldsmiths University of London and will feature over 100 exhibitors and 30 guest speakers including zine makers and small presses such as Sister Magazine, Other Asias and Superfold Press.
The ARB will also award its two annual book prizes at the fair: the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing and the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award. Shortlisted authors from the two awards will be giving talks and participating in panel discussions throughout the day as part of a programme which will culminate in the announcement of the winning titles by the guest judges in the Great Hall.
Alongside the programme of author talks the fair will host a mini-conference looking at different aspects of the housing crisis. The conference is being run in solidarity with the Goldsmiths Cut The Rent students, who are currently engaged in a rent strike in protest at the "extortionate" cost of student accommodation. A number of other students across the University of London are taking part in a similar strike.
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