Preview: The Books That Made Me

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Preview: The Books That Made Me

Ever wonder what keeps the inspired — well, inspired? To find out what makes your favourite author tick, drop by The British Library next Monday, 18 May for The Books That Made Me. A panel of well-known authors will lift the lid on the secretive mind of a novelist to reveal what books they find inspirational, as well as how what they read reflects what they write - and vice versa.

Hosted by literary magazine Wasafiri to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the literary debate will be chaired by The Independent’s Literary Editor Boyd Tonkin and includes author Helen Cross (My Summer of Love); dancer-turned-writer Diana Evans, whose first novel won the Orange Award for New Writers; debut novelist Aamer Hussein; the award-wining author Caryl Phillips; and critic, historian and novelist Marina Warner.

If the thought of getting inside the mind of a writer hasn’t scared you off, get your tickets now from the Information Desk at The British Library, by calling 019 354 6546, or online.

By Marsha Moore

The Books That Made Me @ Conference Centre, The British Library on 18 May, 6.30 pm. Tickets £6 / £4 concessions. For more information see the Wasafiri website or call the box office on 019 354 6546.

Last Updated 12 May 2009

BrigadierCrispbread

Great idea - possibly not the most heavy-hitting panal though. I can think of a lot of writers through History whose opinions I would love to here though.