Nottingham Festival of Literature - featured events


8th - 13th November


Multiple Nottingham venues



Join us for the launch of Dawn of the Unread  - an innovative graphic novel serial. More than thirty writers and artists, including Alison Moore and Eddie Campbell, explore and celebrate Nottingham’s literary history. The project has created over fifty YouTube videos, a computer game, dance track and app. It is a key part of the UNESCO City of Literature’s drive to improve and has won a Guardian award for education. Meet the authors and learn how to put together a graphic novel. Book your tickets here

Jack Monroe is one of our most fearless and powerful voices. Coming to our attention for conquering austerity through inventive budget-cooking and blogging, Jack has become so much more to us than a food writer. Recently coming out as transgender and non-binary, Jack has broken moulds. Hear directly from Jack about overcoming austerity, how we should adjust our thinking around gender identity, what it means to try and live a peaceful life amongst the perils of modern society and how doing this has created a person of huge integrity who has captured the ear and heart of thousands.

Amit Chaudhuri is one of India’s most highly regarded literary fiction writers. Amit is the author of six novels, the latest of which is Odysseus Abroad. He is also a critic, a musician and a composer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Awards for his fiction include the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Encore Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the Sahitya Akademi Award.  Join Amit for an evening of readings and discussion.