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Spring 2010 launches an exciting series of talks exploring the challenges and opportunities the city offers to the contemporary writer.

Iain Sinclair

Highly acclaimed London writer, winner of the Encore Award and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Downriver (1991). Sinclair is also the author of Lud Heat (1975), White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings (1987), London Orbital (2002) and Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire (2009), amongst other works.

The Boardroom 4 March, 6pm

Toby Litt

Granta Best of Young British Novelist, a regular on Radio 3’s The Verb and winner of the 2009 Manchester Fiction Prize. His novels include Corpsing (2000), Ghost Story (2004) and Hospital (2007).

The Boardroom 11 March 6pm

Diran Adebayo

Author of Some Kind of Black (1996), longlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Saga Prize and the Writers Guild’s New Writer of Year Award. Adebayo has written for The Guardian, New Nation, BBC TV and Radio. His second novel My Once Upon a Time was published in 2000.  

Fyvie Hall, 18 March, 6:30 pm

Rachel Lichtenstein

Artist, writer, oral historian and curator, author of Keeping Pace (2004), A Little Dust Whispered (2006) and the co-author with Iain Sinclair of the highly praised Rodinsky’s Room (1999). Her latest book, On Brick Lane, was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize.

The Boardroom, 22 April, 6pm

All events held at Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2UW.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Events are free of charge.  Booking is essential for members of the general public: please email Sharon Sinclair at [email protected] to book a place.