Lisa Taddeo, Tayari Jones and David Mitchell are among the authors appearing at the Southbank Centre for its Summer Literature Season.
The London venue will host more than 40 events across its site, including the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Hayward Gallery, National Poetry Library and more from May to August.
Highlights include Samantha Irby making her UK debut as she discusses her new book, Wow, No Thank You (Faber), on 28th May. On 31st May, Taddeo will talk about Three Women (Bloomsbury Circus), one of two UK dates by the author as part of an organised tour.
Award-winning fiction writers Jones and Mitchell will be presenting their eagerly anticipated new novels at exclusive London events on 1st June and 4th June respectively.
The venue will also launch a new book club, Reading Our Times, in partnership with Sharmaine Lovegrove of Dialogue Books.
Ted Hodgkinson, head of literature and spoken word at the Southbank Centre, said: “It’s a thrill to share our biggest and boldest summer season yet, brimming with exclusive appearances from world-renowned writers on everything from contemporary culture to the climate crisis, alongside the very best of London’s poetry and spoken word scene.
“This summer we renew a thriving partnership with Out-Spoken, break new ground in co-commissioning an exciting adaptation of a Japanese literary sensation and carve out more space for intimate encounters with acclaimed authors through a brand new book club. It’s a season that celebrates the pioneers pushing literature forwards and offers more ways than ever to immerse yourself in great writing.”
Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre mmbers on 10th March and to the general public on 12th March.
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