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Ben Okri

Festival of Ideas


Saturday 15 September 2018
5.30 — 6.30pm

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In conversation with broadcaster and journalist Alex Clark, Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri discusses his latest artistic collaboration with Rosemarie Clunie and reads excerpts.

Ben Okri collaborated with artist Rosemary Clunie for ten years to create his latest book: The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age – a collection of 25 paintings and 25 short stories. At this event, he discusses the project with Alex Clarke and reads excerpts, illustrated by paintings from the book.

Okri won the Booker Prize in 1991 with The Famished Road. He has published many books including The Age of Magic, Dangerous Love, In Arcadia, and Astonishing the Gods, as well as three books of short stories, two collections of essays, and three volumes of poems, the latest being Wild. He is a Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was awarded an OBE in 2001, and his works have been translated into 26 languages.

This event will be followed by a Q&A.

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● Cancelled

Saturday 15 September 2018

5.30 — 6.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£16, £10 concessions