BookBound 2020: Online Lit Fest

BookBound 2020: the world’s first antiviral literary festival

bringing authors and readers together online for 7 days of stories and conversation
Monday 27 April to Sunday 3 May 2020
Featuring

Sarah Perry – David Lammy – Robert Webb – Maya Goodfellow – Stanley Donwood Nikesh Shukla – Lola Olufemi – Paul McVeigh – Intisar Khanani – Max Porter – Pip Adam – Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett – Will Harris – Jasbinder Bilan

and many more…

I’ll be taking part in this wonderful festival. Here’s some information for their site…

BookBound 2020 is a new, not-for-profit literary festival, bringing authors and book-lovers together online for 7 days of exciting events, including readings, story-times and live author-to-author conversations.

While the majority of BookBound 2020’s team is based in the UK, the festival’s mission is to make connections and support new voices in Britain and around the world.

Proudly partnered with Wasafiri Magazine, BookBound 2020 offers a global platform for big names, emerging authors and all lovers of literature to come together during this period of international uncertainty and isolation.

Throughout the festival period, speakers will be championing their favourite independent bookshops, and encouraging remote support for the industry while COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. Viewers will also be able to help their local bookshops through a special arrangement between BookBound 2020 and the online bookseller Hive.

The full festival programme will take place online, and will cost nothing to view. All we ask is for those tuning in to consider making a donation, however small, to Mind, our chosen charity, to help support the essential work they do for those experiencing mental health issues.

About Wasafiri Magazine

For three decades, Wasafiri has encouraged readers and writers to travel the world via the word.

As Britain’s leading magazine of international contemporary literature, Wasafiri is committed to discovering, supporting and promoting the full breadth of literary voices from all points across the globe. The magazine has provided a platform for thousands of writers to date, many of whom were struggling to be heard at the outset of their careers and have now gone on to great things.

In the past ten years, the magazine has discovered and supported a raft of rising talents including Forward Prize winners Kayo Chingonyi and Vahni Capildeo, Women’s Prize winner Kamila Shamsie, Caine Prize winner Makena Onjerika, and 2019 Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo.

BookBound 2020 is proud to have Wasafiri as its partner.

Keep tuned for further info.

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