Get your calendar ready. Discover online and real world events featuring Booker Prize authors.

Coventry: meet the shortlist

As part of the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations, join the 2021 shortlisted authors, alongside former Booker Prize judge and author Lemn Sissay, for an evening of readings, conversation and questions about their work. Libraries across the UK are also invited to sign up to host and stream the event to their users via the Reading Agency

Date: Friday 29 October

Location: Square One Entertainment Venue, Coventry University

Time: 7pm–8.30pm

Ticket price: Free, book now 

Lemn Sissay

Southbank Centre: shortlist readings and conversation

As the finale of the London Literature Festival, this event brings together the 2021 Booker Prize-shortlisted authors in an evening of readings and conversation, chaired by Kit de Waal.

When: Sunday 31st October 7:30pm

Where: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Price: £15 - 35 plus booking fee, concessions/members tickets available

Book via the Southbank centre website.

Kit de Waal

Guardian Live: Meet the winner

In the first public event following the announcement, join this year’s winner in conversation with The Guardian’s Lisa Allardice, as they open up on the experience of winning the prize and read an extract from their winning novel. 

Date: Tuesday 9 November

Time: 8 – 9pm

Ticket price: £7

Book: via the Guardian website 

Hay Festival Winter Weekend: winner interview

Part of five free online events offered on the Hay Festival website from 15 November, join the 2021 Booker Prize winner in conversation. In this special free event chaired by Ellah P. Wakatama, hear this year’s winner read from their award-winning book and discuss their experience of winning the prize.

Date: Streaming from Monday 15 November

Ticket price: Free

Website: find out more at the Hay Festival website

Ellah P. Wakatama