At Southbank Autumn literature event, meet the very best of writers.

UK Afrobeat Pioneer Dolla billz dropped in for tea with the Duchess
September 5, 2013
Just because they make it in your size…..
September 7, 2013

Jennifer Saunders at South Bank .

Jennifer Saunders: Bonkers
My Life With Laughs
Tuesday 8 October

Inspiring comic Jennifer Saunders launches her funny, touching and disarmingly honest memoir in an evening chaired by broadcaster Claire Balding.

Purchase your signed copy of Jennifer Saunders’s Bonkers PLUS a ticket to the event for only £25.*


Elizabeth Gilbert  
Friday 25 October

If you enjoyed Margaret Atwood’s talk this week, we’ve got just the thing for you. Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert discusses The Signature of AllThings, an epic novel that quests across the globe. At its centre is botanist’s daughter Alma Whittaker, a 19th-century heroine who stands defiantly on the cusp of the modern.

Eleanor Catton
Tuesday 10 September

Eleanor Catton presents her second novel, The Luminaries, longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. A breath-taking piece of storytelling combining murder mystery, historical adventure and astrological puzzle.

‘A starburst of talent… an author wholly different from anyone else writing today.’
(The Sunday Times)


Boyd on Bond
Thursday 26 September

Award-winning and bestselling author William Boyd makes an exclusive London appearance to launch Solo, the latest authorised James Bond novel.

Purchase your signed copy of William Boyd’sSolo PLUS a ticket to the event for only £25.*

StorySLAM: Live
Thursday 12 September

‘Revolutions’ is the theme for our Autumn StorySLAM: Live. Write your 5-minute story and bring it on the night for a chance to impress our industry judges.  Join our growing list of emerging literary stars. Hosted by Yomi Sode with music from Rizomorph.


Nelson Mandela
The Long Walk to Freedom
Wednesday 18 September

Celebrate the life, work and revolutionary change brought about by this legendary leader. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in prison; now leading writers, poets, performers and spoken word artists perform 27 pieces in his honour.