‘Our future is greater than our past’ Ben Okri
Ever since he published his first novel, Flowers and Shadows, Ben Okri OBE has been at been at the forefront of literary innovation and experimentation.
Hailed globally, notably for his 1991 Booker Prize winning novel The Famished Road, Okri is accomplished in many forms, garnering acclaim for his short stories, poems and essays. In recent years he has turned his hand to work in film and for stage.
Now in his fourth decade as a writer, Ben Okri comes to Brighton Festival to celebrate the release of his latest novel, The Freedom Artist, and, as one of the finest wielders of a phrase in the English language, share - in conversation with author Colin Grant - some of his enduring adventures in writing.