Several best-selling writers, such as British broadcaster John McCarthy and Nigerian poet Ben Okri
, have already spoken about the SIBF's contribution to cross-cultural dialogue in their sessions and interviews.
TheSIBFalso plans to have a large contingentof visiting authors, with globally prominent writers likeNigerian novelistBen Okri
as well as a particular focus on regionally acclaimed writers from southeast Asia.
Under the theme, "Reading the World - Love at First Book", the fair welcomes a bevy of leading international writers including Swiss author Alain de Botton, British historian and novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore and biographer and journalist Carol Thatcher as well as Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri
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WRITERS including Margaret Drabble, Claire Tomalin, Michael Buerk, Melvyn Bragg, Kate Adie and Ben Okri
attest to the pulling power of the Lake District with its stunning scenery and rich literary legacy.
BIRTHDAYS: Judd Hirsch, actor, 77; Frank Dobson, politician, 72; Mike Love, singer, Beach Boys, 71; David Cronenberg, film director, 69; Sly Stone, musician, 69; Ry Cooder, rock singer, 65; John Duttine, actor, 63; Ben Okri
, novelist, 53; Eva Amurri (pictured), actress, 27.
If there are reservations to be expressed about this meticulous study, it is that Ben Okri
is, after all, more a Londoner than a Yoruba; and that in paying so much attention to the sociology of the Yoruba, Quayson runs the risk of not distinguishing enough between the social ethos and works of art produced within that ethos.
The British group included the likes of Orange Prize winner Andrea Levy, Booker Prize winner Ben Okri
and poet Moniza Alvi, whose work is a regular feature on the GCSE English syllabus.
Back in the semis, when tiny "totally adorable" Natalie Okri
got the gladiatorial thumbs down she burst into floods of tears.
AFTER watching the first semi-final of Britain's Got Talent on Sunday, I was disappointed that 10-year-old Natalie Okri
, an average singer, had earlier been selected instead of talented dancers Faces Of Disco.
THE estranged dad of Britain's Got Talent sensation Natalie Okri
had never heard her sing until last night.
Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiang'o, along with Nigerian Ben Okri
and Angolan writer Ondjaki won an inaugural African literature prize here on Friday.