The Folio Society and the British Library are hosting a festival which will feature the Folio Prize judges, shortlisted authors and members of the Academy, who will come together for a rich discussion about the art of storytelling.
Pankaj Mishra, Andrew O’Hagan and Rachel Cooke are all writers whose work has touched on social and cultural change around the world. Here they will discuss how storytelling reflects and is shaped by the context in which it is written. Pankaj Mishra’s writing spans travelogue, fiction, memoir, history and philosophy and he is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Granta, and the Times Literary Supplement. Andrew O’Hagan is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction and was named by Granta as one of the ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 2003. Rachel Cooke is a journalist and author who was named Interviewer of the Year at the 2006 British Press Awards.