Naomi Alderman | The Future
Sat 20 Apr 2024 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Bestselling winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Naomi Alderman joins us with her sensational new novel, The Future. While a few billionaires lead the world to destruction, Martha and Zhen are on a journey to something beautiful… or the end of civilization. Thrilling, tender and piercingly brilliant, Alderman explores how power corrupts the few who have it and what it might mean to stand up to them.
In conversation with Alex Clark
Venue: Palmerston Room at St Johns
Duration: 1 hour
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Naomi Alderman is the bestselling author of The Power, which won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and was chosen as a book of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and was recommended as a book of the year by both Barack Obama and Bill Gates. The Power was recently adapted as a series for Amazon Prime. As a novelist, Alderman has been mentored by Margaret Atwood via the Rolex Arts Initiative, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and her work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. As a video games designer, she was lead writer on the ground-breaking alternate reality game Perplex City, and is co-creator of the award winning smartphone exercise adventure game Zombies, Run!, which has more than 10 million players. She lives in London.
Alex Clark is a broadcaster and journalist, who writes for many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a co-host on the Graham Norton Book Club for Audible and hosts the TLS podcast. She is a professional chairperson and appears all over the UK at Cheltenham, Hay and the Southbank Centre. Alex is a festival honorary patron.