26 Annual Speech

Howard Jacobson is a brilliant speaker and a leading author, journalist and broadcaster. His writing is both serious and very funny. Or as he once put it, ‘”I’m a Jewish Jane Austen.” On 12 October the winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced at London’s Guildhall and broadcast on BBC News across television, radio and online. Howard’s novel The Finkler Question is one of six in contention for the prize. But more important than all that, on 21 October 2010 Howard will be giving the third Annual 26 Speech at the British Library. You are invited.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from – and talk to – one of the UK’s most important, thought provoking and witty writers. Howard has chosen to talk about ‘The Writer’s Art’, and he will include comments on his journey with The Finkler Question. He’ll then answer questions from the audience.

We hope 26ers from up and down the country will join their fellow members for this high-profile 26 event. You are welcome to bring guests, from friends and family to colleagues, clients, designers, fellow writers, mentees, mentors, students and anyone else you know who is interested in the art of writing. Tickets are just £10 per person, and you can book online right now.

Thursday, October 21th, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
British Library, 
96 Euston Road, 
The Storytellers and simply-communicate.com

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