Past Event
Books & Debates

Granta: Is Britain Still Great?

Sun 1 Jan 2012

We will be live streaming this debate tonight for your chance to watch if you missed out on tickets - Click here to watch live from 7.30pm

Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics. Yet it is a country still perceived as being bound by tradition and class structures. Chaired by Granta’s deputy editor Ellah Allfrey, this event features guest speakers Polly Toynbee (Brighton Festival Chair); Booker-shortlisted poet and author Adam Foulds (The Quickening Maze); journalist, author and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor; and Orange Prizenominated author Kamila Shamsie (Burnt Shadows). Together they consider all these questions – and raise more – in a lively and timely debate.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kamilla Shamsie will not be taking part in the debate.