The British Academy’s Literature Week takes place this week

11 May 2015

The British Academy's fourth biennial Literature Week takes place this week (11-17 May). It explores the magical world of fairy tales and folk tales, literary genres which transcend cultural, historical and national boundaries.


Highlights include author and critic Marina Warner in conversation with award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick, a film screening of Pan's Labyrinth introduced by Professor Ian Christie and a British Academy Late, which features pop-up lectures, drop-in sessions and live storytelling.


To find out how to register your place for an event, visit the British Academy Literature Week 2015 page.


To launch the theme of Literature Week the British Academy, in partnership with Londonist, asked Londoners to write new fairy tales for modern London. The winners were:


  • Mud Man by Melaina Barnes

  • Waterloo Sunrise by James Clark

  • The Last Train by Rocío Bégué

  • The Fingernail Fairy by Tracy Kuhn

These stories have been published in an exclusive Literature Week short story collection


Watch the British Academy Literature Week video here


Contact the press office

For further information contact the Press Office on press@thebritishacademy.ac.uk  / 020 7969 5273 / 07500 010 432.

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