Ben Okri - You're Booked

This week we are honoured to talk to globally acclaimed author, poet, screenwriter and Booker prize winner Ben Okri OBE! Ben has won numerous awards and honorary doctorates for his fiction and poetry and is considered one of the foremost African authors of the modern era. We talked to Ben about the meaning of being, the character of Walt Whitman, the idea of comfort reading and the importance of reading to our humanity.

BOOKS

Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Daisy Buchanan - Careering

Ben Okri - The Famished Road

Ben Okri - Every Leaf a Hallelujah

Marcel Proust - Swann’s Way

Marcel Proust - In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

Marcel Proust - The Guermantes Way

Marcel Proust - Sodom and Gomorrah

Marcel Proust - The Prisoner

Marcel Proust - The Fugitive

Marcel Proust - Time Regained

Plato - The Republic

Aristotle - Complete Works

Homer - The Odyssey

Homer - The Iliad

Ana Sampson (Ed) - Wonder

Stendahl - La Chartreuse de Parme

Paul Zweig - Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass

Olivia Laing - The Lonely City

TS Eliot - The Waste Land

Albert Camus - The Plague


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