• Ben Okri: Adventures in Writing

  • Tue, 07-05-2019 at 20:00
  • Brighton Dome Concert Hall
    Church Street
    BN1 1UE Brighton
Ben Okri: Adventures in Writing - Brighton Dome Concert Hall - Brighton

Ever since he published his first novel, Flowers and Shadows, at the tender age of 21, Ben Okri OBE has been at the forefront of literary innovation and experimentation. Hailed globally, notably for his 1991 Booker Prize winning novel, The Famished Road, Ben Okri is accomplished in many forms, garnering acclaim for his short stories, his poems, his essays – and he has in recent years turned his hand to work in film and for stage. Now in his fourth decade as a writer, Ben Okri comes to Brighton Festival to celebrate the release of his latest novel, The Freedom Artist, and, as one of the finest wielders of a phrase in the English language, to share with us some of his enduring adventures in writing.