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.
Both Nam Le and Sebastian Faulks have been praised for the vastly different worlds that they create in their stories. Here they will talk with fellow Academician, James Walton, about the power of place in fiction writing. Nam Le’s The Boat was shortlisted for six major prizes and won 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize and the Pen/Malamud Award. Sebastian Faulks has been described as “one of the most impressive novelists of his generation”, and his novel Birdsong featured in a recent BBC list of Britain’s best loved novels. He was awarded a CBE for services to literature in 2002. James Walton is a writer and critic and is the writer and presenter of Radio 4′s books quiz, The Write Stuff.