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Festival Pass
Thu 19th November | 12:00am | Online

Festival Pass

Access all areas. The Festival Pass gives you access to all Winter Festival Online events.

Valid until 29 November, the Festival Pass allows you to watch all events as they are released and throughout the week.

You can only purchase one pass per person. Access to all events will be via links available nearer the time in My Account.

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Diane Cook
Thu 19th November | 12:30pm | Online

Diane Cook

Booker-shortlisted Diane Cook joins us to discuss her daringly imaginative, passionate and terrifying debut novel, The New Wilderness.  In conversation with Ellen Peirson-Hagger, the New Statesman's culture assistant
Fiction
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Cathy Rentzenbrink
Thu 19th November | 1:45pm | Online

Cathy Rentzenbrink

Calling all book lovers – put your book down, the kettle on and settle in for a literary love-in of the most indulgent kind. 

In conversation with Nina Stibbe, author and winner of the 2020 Comedy Women in Print Prize for Fiction.
Memoir & Biography
Non-fiction
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Lara Feigel & Amanda Craig
Thu 19th November | 3:00pm | Online

Lara Feigel & Amanda Craig

Lara Feigel has given The Group a makeover and Amanda Craig has taken the premise of Strangers on a Train and made it her own in The Golden Rule. A fascinating discussion where they reflect on the process of writing.

In conversation with Alex Clark, writer and beloved Festival chair
Fiction
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James O'Brien with David Runciman
Thu 19th November | 4:30pm | Online

James O'Brien with David Runciman

LBC writer and broadcaster James O’Brien, well-known for his forensic interview style, is in the hot seat questioned by David Runciman for this special recording.

In conversation with David Runciman, author and Professor of Politics at Cambridge University
Non-fiction
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Politics
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Dara McAnulty & Robert Macfarlane
Thu 19th November | 6:00pm | Online

Dara McAnulty & Robert Macfarlane

Come and see what hope looks like and hear about the extraordinary life of Dara McAnulty, winner of The Wainwright Prize, longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and a truly remarkable writer.

In conversation with Robert Macfarlane, academic, best-selling nature writer and Honorary Festival Patron

Nature & Environment
Non-fiction
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Hazel Press Launch
Thu 19th November | 7:30pm | Online

Hazel Press Launch

We’re privileged to be hosting the launch of a new and visionary home for poetry – Hazel Press. With poetry from Sean Borodale, Ella Duffy, Matthew Hollis, and Anna Selby. With thanks to Daphne Astor and Hazel Press.

Nature & Environment
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Poetry
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Jay Bernard & Raymond Antrobus
Thu 19th November | 9:15pm | Online

Jay Bernard & Raymond Antrobus

An unmissable encounter between two outstanding poets who have each been honored with the Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry. 

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Poetry
Social Justice
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Esther Woolfson
Fri 20th November | 11:00am | Online

Esther Woolfson

After decades spent observing birds, Esther Woolfson now turns her gimlet eye to reflect more broadly on the relationship between humans and animals and how we, the humans that is, don’t always come out covered in glory.

In conversation with India Bourke, online editor for the New Statesman's international edition
Nature & Environment
Non-fiction
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Daisy Johnson
Fri 20th November | 12:15pm | Online

Daisy Johnson

Youngest ever author to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Daisy Johnson, returns to the Festival to explore her chilling second novel, Sisters. In conversation with Alex Clark, writer and Festival chair
Fiction
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Madeleine Bunting
Fri 20th November | 1:30pm | Online

Madeleine Bunting

Join prize-winning author and journalist Madeleine Bunting to hear why she believes we need a radical reassessment of the many vital forms of care on which we all depend.  

In conversation with Anoosh Chakelian, New Statesman's Britain editor
Non-fiction
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Politics
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Angela Saini & Pragya Agarwal
Fri 20th November | 3:00pm | Online

Angela Saini & Pragya Agarwal

What is race science and why has it seen a resurgence in recent years? How do we better understand the ways in which racism is perpetuated? 

In conversation with Alona Ferber, the New Statesman's Special Projects Editor
Non-fiction
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Politics
Social Justice
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Matt Haig
Fri 20th November | 4:30pm | Online

Matt Haig

What is the best way to live? Matt Haig discusses this fresh and life-affirming new novel.

In conversation with Alex Clark, beloved Festival chair
Fiction
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Helen Macdonald
Fri 20th November | 6:00pm | Online

Helen Macdonald

Vesper Flights confirms Helen Macdonald as one of this century’s greatest nature writers.

In conversation with Tom Gatti, Deputy Editor of New Statesman
Nature & Environment
Non-fiction
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Kadiatu & Konya Kanneh-Mason
Fri 20th November | 7:30pm | Online

Kadiatu & Konya Kanneh-Mason

A story about race, immigration and education, and a story about a mother, her family, music and love.

In conversation with Anoosh Chakelian, New Statesman's Britain editor
Art & Culture
Music
Non-fiction
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Social Justice
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