Cheltenham Booker Panel featuring Adam Kay, Jackie Kay, Damian Barr, Adam Thorpe & Alex Wheatle - Cheltenham Literature Festival

Which 1937 title deserves to win our very own Booker?

Our all-star line-up of Damian BarrAdam KayJackie KayAdam Thorpe and Alex Wheatle discuss A.J. Cronin’s The Citadel, Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. They fight it out to determine which would have triumphed, had The Man Booker Prize existed eighty years ago. Chaired by James Walton, with an introduction by John Coldstream.

Dedicated to the memory of Ion Trewin.

Tickets cost £10

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    Town Hall

    Town Hall Baillie Gifford Stage


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  • Event Start Date

    14/10/2017 2:30 PM

  • Event End Date

    14/10/2017 3:45 PM

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About Adam Kay

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film, including Mitchell & Webb and Very British Problems. He previously worked as a junior doctor, detailing his funny and sad experiences in his first book This Is Going To Hurt. He lives in west London.