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Speaker line-up confirmed

The London Radical Bookfair will showcase the best radical booksellers and publishers. As well as a chance to buy radical literature there will also be talks throughout the day from shortlisted authors from the Alliance of Radical Booksellers two book prizes, the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing and The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Federico Campagna, Emanuele Campiglio, Saul Newman, Mark Fisher and guest from SolFed on ‘What We Are Fighting For’
  • Danny Dorling on ‘Equality’
  • Donny Gluckstein on ‘‘A People’s History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire’
  • Eveline Lubbers on ‘Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark: Corporate and Police Spying on Activists’
  • Hsiao-Hung Pai on ‘Scattered Sand: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants’
  • Daniel Poyner on ‘Autonomy: The cover designs of Anarchy 1961-1970′
  • Dan Swain on ‘Alienation: An Introduction to Marx’s Theory
  • Wendy Cooling leads a panel discussion on progressive children’s writing with short-listed authors from the Little Rebels Book Award.
  • Guest judges Nina Power, Ken Livingstone, Laura Oldfield Ford.

For more information on stallholders and speakers please click here.

A new radical bookfair for London

On Saturday May 11th 2013, the Alliance of Radical Booksellers will be hosting a new bookfair, to take place in London’s Conway Hall. The idea behind the fair is to create an event which showcases the depth and breadth of radical publishing and bookselling in the UK. The ARB is composed of booksellers with a range of subject interests, including socialism, anarchism, peace/pacifism, sex & gender, environment, anti-racism and progressive children’s writing: we intend for the London Radical Bookfair to represent the full spectrum of radical publishing.

The event will culminate with the announcement of the winner of the ARB’s book prize for the best political non-fiction, The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. This year for the first time the Bread and Roses award will be complemented by a new prize, The Little Rebels Award, to be given for the best piece of fiction for readers aged 0-12 years.

As well as the bookfair in the main hall, we will be hosting talks in the Brockway Room throughout the day, with short-listed authors from the two book prizes presenting and discussing their work.

Entrance to the fair will be free for all. Food and drink will be available.

There will be lots of information about the fair and book awards to follow. An announcement for how to get involved in the fair, either as a stall holder or as a volunteer, will be made very soon. In the meantime if you would like to speak to someone about this event, please contact nik[at]housmans.com