Ben Okri is a poet, novelist, and playwright. His novel, The Famished Road, won the Booker Prize in 1991. His works have been translated into 26 languages and his books have won numerous international prizes. The recipient of a number of honorary doctorates, he is a vice-president of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum for his outstanding contribution to the Arts and cross-cultural understanding. He also wrote the film script for the film N: The Madness of Reason. He is an honorary fellow of Mansfield college, Oxford. He was born in Nigeria, and lives in London. His latest novel is The Freedom Artist. His latest book, a volume of
stories, is Prayer for the Living.
Hear from Okri as he reads from his abounding oeuvre, and converses with Lamis Bayar Chair of Mental Fight Club and Dragon Café in The City founder about madness and reason, freedom and living.
Doors open for refreshments at 18.30