Speakers Programme 2017

The speaking programme at the bookfair is centered around the Alliance of Radical Booksellers’ two publishing awards:

1. Shortlisted authors from the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing,
2. Shortlisted authors from the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award

Shortlisted authors from the two awards will give talks and participate in panel discussions throughout the day in ground floor lecture halls RHB 137 and RHB 137a.

The programme is as follows:


RhB 137

RHB 137a


Alex Nunns reflects on the election and insights from his book ‘The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power’r



Members of the See Red Women’s Workshop reflect on the working practices and challenges they faced in producing their groundbreaking work, as explored in the book ‘See Red Women’s Workshop – Feminist Posters 1974-1990’



Dawn Foster discusses her critically acclaimed book ‘Lean Out’ and the failings of corporate ‘1% feminism’


Jack Shenker discuss his book on ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story’, an exhilarating account of revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt, and share his insights to the current situation.



Andrea Needham on ‘The Hammer Blow: How 10 Women Disarmed a War Plane’


Lara Pawson on ‘This is the Place To Be’, a fragmentary autobiography, circling experiences from her growing up in England and her time as a reporter covering civil wars in Angola and Ivory Coast



Shorlisted authors and illustrators from the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award discuss their work


Black Lives Matter and Consented Magazine Panel on ‘Can we have a world without prisons?’ (standing in for shortlisted author Gary Younge)



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