Ben Okri

The Age of Magic
Sunday 20 September 2015
2.15pm | St Peter’s Church | Tickets: £12
Box office: tel 01395 445275 | Festival bookings are now closed

The Age of Magic, Ben Okri

An international bestselling author, Ben Okri was born in Nigeria and has had his work translated into 26 languages. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1991 for The Famished Road and has been the recipient of many international awards. A prolific wordsmith, he has written ten novels, three collections of poetry and several books of essays and short stories including Songs of Enchantment, Astonishing the Gods, Dangerous Love, An African Elegy and A Way of Being Free.

Ben’s latest novel, The Age of Magic, features eight weary film-makers on a journey from Paris to Basel. Arriving at a Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake, they each find themselves drawn to the mysterious Rigi mountain. Beautifully written, The Age of Magic is both a novel about creativity, consciousness, travel and nature and a quietly powerful meditation on enlightenment and transformation. It’s also a timely reminder why The Independent called Ben ‘the shaman of modern British fiction.’

Ben will be in conversation with author and literary critic Erica Wagner.

Online booking will be available on Friday 24th July, commencing 5pm.
The Festival Box Office opens on Monday 27th July 2015.

Online Bookings – Friday 24th July, from 5pm.
Friends Priority Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 20th July 2015, from 10am.
General Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 27th July 2015, from 10am.