Dulwich Literary festival 6th – 13th November 2019

6th – 13th November 2019

Wednesday 6th November
19.00

For thousands of years human beings have been losing their possessions and dumping their rubbish in the River Thames, making it the longest and most varied archaeological site in the world. Join Lara Maiklem as she relates the story of our city and its people, through the objects they have left behind, and to see some of the objects she has found on the river and to hear the history behind them.

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Friday 8th November
19.00

Join classicist, stand-up comedian & Radio 4 broadcaster Natalie Haynes
as she discusses her brilliant novel, A Thousand Ships, in which she retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. By giving voices to the women the myths forgot, Natalie brings new life to these ancient tales.

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Sunday 10th November
11.30

Konnie Huq, the much-loved and longest-serving presenter of Blue Peter, brings her brand new, hilarious book series to Dulwich. Funny, science obsessed & ready to take on the world, Cookie has an uncanny ability to get herself into constant scrapes. With brain-busting quizzes, games galore & exploding science experiments, don’t miss this fun-filled event for kids.

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Sunday 10th November
14.30


Emma Smith introduces us to a working, anxious playwright who poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers. Join Emma as she shows, in a journey that ranges from Freud to Friends, from Aristotle to Homer, from Machiavelli to #MeToo, that it is we, & our varied engagement, that make Shakespeare.

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Sunday 10th November
16.30


Join Sunday Times bestselling author Louise Doughty as she talks to the journalist Anita Sethi about her writing career, including her latest novel, Platform Seven, a gripping, brilliant, original & eerily-timely novel, & her bestselling & critically-acclaimed title, Apple Tree Yard, which was adapted into a hit BBC TV series.

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Wednesday 13th November
19.00

Join Jung Chang , the internationally-bestselling author of Wild Swans, as she relates the incredible story of sisterhood, revolution & betrayal at the heart of her new book, Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister. A group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, its subject is the Soong sisters - three extraordinary women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history.

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Sunday 10th November
19.00

Don’t miss the chance to hear from one of the UK’s pre-eminent comic novelists, Howard Jacobson , the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question. Howard’s latest novel, Live A Little, is an irresistibly funny account of falling in love at the end of your life - a novel to make you consider all the paths not taken, & whether you could still change course.

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The Dulwich Literary Festival 2019 Pass Ticket admits entry for one to all adult events in the Festival programme (excluding the event with Jung Chang on Wednesday 13th November).

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2018 Dulwich Literary Festival programme

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