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Myths for a Modern World

LSE Literary Festival event

Date: Wednesday 29 February 2012 
Time: 7-8.30pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: AS Byatt, Robert Irwin
Chair:  Dr Matthew Engelke 

AS Byatt and Robert Irwin discuss the enduring relevance of mythical stories and their portrayal of the human experience , and explore whther they are worth retelling time and again.

A S Byatt is renowned internationally for her novels and short stories. Her novels include the Booker Prize-Winning Possession and The Children's Book. Her most recent book is Ragnorak: The End of the Gods|, a retelling of the Norse myth. A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A S Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.

Robert Irwin is the author of For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and Their Enemies|, The Middle East in the Middle Ages, The Arabian Nights: A Companion and numerous other specialised studies of Middle Eastern politics, art and mysticism. His novels include The Limits of Vision, The Arabian Nightmare, The Mysteries of Algiers and Satan Wants Me.

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