Ben Okri:
The Magic Lamp – Dreams of Our Age

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Wed 11 Oct
20:00 - 21:00
Festival Marquee
£12, £10.80 concessions

Interviewed by Dr Sara Upstone of Kingston University


Twenty-five stories, twenty-five paintings, five years to write, ten years to paint.
Man Booker prize-winning author Ben Okri talks about his work including
his latest book, The Magic Lamp, an extraordinary collaboration between the
writer, and illustrator Rosemary Clunie.

The collection of meditation, stories and pictures explore themes that are a response to our times, informed by our world but not limited by it, imaginative, enchanting, haunting. Born in Nigeria and living in London, Okri’s previous work includes the award-winning The Famished Road