China Mieville at Balham Literary Festival

China Mieville at Balham Literary Festival
  • The Bedford Pub, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD
    The Bedford Pub
    77 Bedford Hill Balham , SW12 9HD UNITED KINGDOM
  • 12/06/2016 14:00 - 12/06/2016 14:00


Nina Lyon, Robert Macfarlane & China Miéville in conversation with Ellah Allfrey How do we react to mythical men, whether in non-fiction such as Nina's which traces the history of the Green Man, or in fiction like China's This Census Taker which creates a new legendary father figure? And how does our vocabulary reflect and refract our myths? Four outstanding writers explore.

China Miéville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell and Philip K. Dick. His novel Embassytown was a first and widely praised foray into science fiction.