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The Critics’ Choice: Best Reads of 2014 and 2015

Sunday 29 March 2015

1 Hour


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Three leading critics, Peter Kemp, Lorien Kite and Erica Wagner, join forces to discuss the best reads of 2014 and to assess what books you should look out for in 2015. Each will select their best read of last year and tell the audience what they should be reading in 2015.

Kemp has been chief fiction reviewer of The Sunday Times since 1991 and is a former theatre reviewer for the Independent. He has been a judge for numerous literary awards, including the Booker Prize, the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, the Betty Trask Award, the Geoffrey Faber Prize for fiction, and the Encore Award.

Kite is Financial Times books editor and was a judge on the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

Wagner was literary editor of The Times between 1996 and 2013. She reviews for the New York Times, often appears as a critic on radio and television in the UK, and has been a judge on the Booker, Orange, Whitbread First Novel and Forward awards and prizes.

Discussions will be chaired by author and journalist Paul Blezard.