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.
Speaking about his role as a Folio Prize judge Michael Chabon said “great literature respects no borders or boundaries”. As a renowned champion of multiple forms of storytelling, the bestselling and Pulitzer prize-winning author will talk with Mark Haddon about the array of genres and forms in fiction and their different strengths and uses. Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is the winner of more than 17 literary awards. Between them these two Academy members have published novels, poetry, children’s books, screenplays, comics, non-fiction and newspaper serials. Chair Stephanie Merritt is an awarding-winning novelist and critic and the author of a series of bestselling historical fiction thrillers written under the pseudonym S.J. Parris.