Margaret Atwood, Akala, Hanya Yanagihara and more announced for Spring Literary Season at Southbank Center

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The Southbank Center announces its Spring 2022 Literature Season, with an exclusive UK live event featuring Booker Award-winning double author Margaret Atwood as she discusses her new book Burning Questions (March 24, RFH, l ‘event will also be broadcast live by Fane). This fascinating season is packed with events featuring renowned thinkers, writers, poets and diverse artists who explore mystery, fantasy and tackle a myriad of topics including feminism and freedom, class and freedom. identity, environment and technology.

Ted Hodgkinson, Head of Literature & Spoken Word, Southbank Center, said: “After a hugely successful hybrid fall season and the London Literature Festival in 2021, we are heading into the new year with a selection of events to boost morale and recharge. imagination, with exclusive appearances by world-renowned authors including Margaret Atwood, Marlon James and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as innovative new spoken word performances. “

The Spring 2022 season follows a successful literary year at the Southbank Center in 2021 with events and popular authors including Sally Rooney, Wole Soyinka, Paul McCartney, Armistead Maupin, Helen Oyeyemi and many more.

Running from January to April 2022, the spring season features a range of literary events and celebrates storytelling at the 20th Imagine Children Festival in February at the Southbank Center. Spanning its three auditoriums (Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room) as well as its National Poetry Library and Foyers.

Tickets will go on sale to members of the Southbank Center on Thursday, December 9 and to the general public on Friday, December 10. Tickets for Imagine Children’s Festival and Purcell Sessions are already on sale.

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