Dulwich Books in West Dulwich brings you the third Dulwich Literary Festival on 11-13 November.
Why another festival I hear you cry? We already have the Dulwich Festival in May, led by Alpha Hopkins, which presents a wide range of events to foster the cultural appetites of Dulwich brilliantly, and let’s face it there are quite a lot book festivals throughout the UK. So much so that one could spend ones time travelling from book festival to book festival and see all the authors one wishes in any year.
But that’s the thing, you have to do the travelling, what we thought is, how about we bring the authors to you, the book lovers of Dulwich. We know you love books, you know you love hearing authors from the sell-out events that we done over the years.
November proved to be the ideal time; autumn is the opposite time of the year to the main Dulwich Festival that happens in the spring.
The theme of this year’s festival is “The Way We Live Now.”, taken from the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. First published in book form in 1875, Trollope’s novel was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s. The author had returned to England from Australia and sought to express his shock and disgust at the extent to which greed and corruption had become systemic in the spheres of politics, commerce, journalism and diplomacy. In 2016, as the world trains its gaze towards the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917, it seems fitting to re-examine Trollope’s exposé of British society, rich in satire and drama, and to compare and contrast it to how we live today.
With some of UK’s best-known names in politics, fiction, poetry and history on the adult programme, we also have a series of children’s events to entertain and delight. The festival events will take place in The Old Library at Dulwich College starting on the Friday evening.
I hope that you find an event to interest you and will come along and support the festival. It is our aim to have a wonderful event, which runs smoothly and has full houses for the authors – no challenge there.
Full details of all the events can be found at www.dulwichliteraryfestival.co.uk and with more events to be added do keep checking for information.
Tickets can be booked online, via email: email@example.com, via telephone: 020 8670 1920 or pop into Dulwich Books on Croxted Road SE21 8SW