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Greta Thunberg to Headline London Literature Festival With Book Launch

Greta Thunberg will headline Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival this October with the launch of her new book...

Lead Photo: Kim Jakobsen/Southbank Centre

The teenage climate activist will launch her book, The Climate Book, in a world exclusive event in collaboration with Penguin Live at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. 

The Climate Book includes a wealth of contributors including Kate Raworth, Naomi Klein and Margaret Atwood. 

The headlining event of the London Literature Festival will also be live-streamed around the world for free. 

The festival which takes place across 10 days, between October 20-30, pulls together a wide range of diverse UK-based and international names and voices across written word, spoken word, novels, poetry and performance, covering a variety of subjects including memoir,  politics, queer politics and the environment.

Guests include Minnie Driver who dives into the stories in her memoir, Managing Expectations, an evening with funny man Graham Norton, and Jon Snow reflects on his accolade-studded 40-year career in journalism. 

Malorie Blackman, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Karl Ove Knausgård also make appearances and there will be an evening with the 2022 Booker Prize winner, who will be announced just three days before the event takes place on Thursday October 20. 

A handful of events, including Writers Day, support new writing talent as well. 

There's also a free family programme for kids and young people that celebrates the natural world and the environment, with talks and readings highlighting upcoming children's authors.

The London Literature Festival runs October 20-30 at the Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX.

Events are individually ticketed. Member presale tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 30 at 10am. 

General release tickets go on sale Friday July 1.

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