Event: The Booker Syndrome: A Discussion About Literary Prizes & Contemporary Fiction

Saturday, 17 October 2015, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Duke of York Pub, Rathbone Place, London

As the dust settles on the 2015 Booker Prize, a panel of writers, critics and editors will examine the vexed question of literary prize-giving. Join us in the cosy upstairs function room of the Duke of York pub in Fitzrovia, London (nearest tube stations: Goodge Street, Warren Street) for a lively discussion about the state of contemporary literary fiction.


Jonathan Barnes is the author of three novels: Cannnonbridge, The Somnambulist and The Domino Men. He is a regular contributor to the fiction pages of the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review.

Joe Kennedy is a teaching fellow in English and cultural studies at Gothenburg University at Sussex. He has written for various publications including the Times Literary Supplement and The Quietus.

Sara Veale is fiction reviews editor at Review 31, and a freelance arts writer for Auditorium, Fjord Review and others.

Joanna Walsh‘s books include Hotel, Vertigo, and Fractals. Her writing has also been published by Dalkey, Granta, Gorse and others. She reviews for the Guardian, the New Statesman, and the National. She is fiction editor at 3:AM Magazine, and runs @read_women.

David Winters is co-editor in chief of 3:AM Magazine, and a researcher at Cambridge University. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, the LA Review of Books and elsewhere.


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