Man Booker prizewinner Ben Okri is renowned for writing that is both poetic and profound. He speaks of storytelling as a transformative act of great mystery and inspiration, of stories possessing a rare power. He challenges us as readers to imagine and then reimagine the world. Ben’s major new novel, The Freedom Artist, is a powerful call to arms: a searing examination of how freedom is threatened in a post-truth world.
Chair: Claire Nichols
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Ben Okri is an author, poet and Man Booker Prize winner for The Famished Road. His work has been translated into 27 languages and won numerous international prizes. His most recent book is The Freedom Artist.
Claire Nichols is the host of The Book Show on ABC RN. She has spent a decade at the ABC, with roles in news, current affairs, local radio and at RN.
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