London Literature Festival Announces Line-Up

Art & Culture

Moby Dick – remember that? The 1851 classic about the search and (unsuccessful) capture of a big whale? At the London Literature Festival this year (28th September – 12th October), the first live reading of the book in the UK will be taking place over 4 days. Narrated by comedians, actors and the great great great grandaughter of Herman Melville, novelist Liza Klaussmann, the book will be celebrated by taking it back to it's roots in Craven Street where the masterpiece was born.

No, not in the sea unfortunately. 

A world premiere of PJ Harvey and celebrated photographer Sean Murphy's The Hollow of the Hand will be revealed, documenting their excursions to Kosovo, Afganistan and Washington D.C with poems, photographs and the promise of live music from PJ Harvey and a short film from Murphy. Also there are Moby Dick-themed refreshments! (Is a whale-sized canopé double the size?)

There's something here for everyone including live book readings, poetry galore, comedy and a whole host of gaming and science events. Just relax and let someone read you a bedtime story. Thanks, Mum. 

The London Literature Festival takes place from 28th September to 12th October, tickets can be booked here from 23rd July