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The Novels That Shaped Our World is a year-long celebration of literature at the BBC and explores 100 novels which have had an impact over the last 300 years.

We were delighted to chat with Abi Daré, author of The Girl With the Louding Voice, Zing Tsjeng, Executive Editor of Vice UK, and Selina Nwulu, award-winning poet and Young Poet Laureate for London 2015-16.

Each writer was invited to discuss their work, talk through their journey to publication, and share tips for aspiring writers. The sessions ended with a book club discussion and Q&A so that attendees could ask all of their burning questions to the authors. This series of workshops inspired audiences to talk about the power of the novel to touch us profoundly, to open our eyes to injustices, and to sometimes even act as a catalyst for social change.

Video recordings for ‘Forgotten Voices’ and ‘Manifesto for Change’ will be uploaded shortly.