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Past Festivals

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Future Perfect

Nicola Barker and Nick Harkaway

‘[Nicola Barker is] an anarchic and lovingly perverse writer’ Ali Smith

‘[Nick Harkaway is] bonkers, brilliant and hilarious’ Sunday Times

Two of Britain’s leading novelists discuss how they imagine and write about the future.

Nicola Barker’s Goldsmith’s Prize-winning novel H(A)PPY is set in a world where everything is known and open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed.

In Nick Harkaway’s acclaimed new novel Gnomon, near-future Britain is not just a nation under surveillance but one built on it: a radical experiment in personal transparency and ambient direct democracy.

Books & Debate
Sun 13 May, 8pm