Event: Writing London

Every April Cityread London unites the capital  by inviting the whole city to pick up the same book set in London and read it together.

Cityread events erupt across Greater London in libraries and bookshops, cinemas and stations.

This special event, chaired by the novelist Kamila Shamsie, celebrates Cityread’s first five years. It brings together all four living writers whose books have been Cityread’s choices to date. They discuss the joys and challenges of evoking our capital city – Sebastian Faulks with A Week in December, Louisa Young with My Dear, I wanted to tell you, Ben Aaronovitch with Rivers of London, and Gillian Slovo with this year’s Cityread, Ten Days.

More information can be found here.

The first Cityread book, in 2012, was Oliver Twist, and for this the biographer Claire Tomalin speaks about Dickens’s London.

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