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13 May 2013

Stoke Newington Literary Festival set to open books and minds

‘TRAINSPOTTING’ writer and former Hackney resident Irvine Welsh has been confirmed to speak at this year’s Stoke Newington Literary Festival (3-9 June).

This annual celebration of books taps into the area’s history as a home for radical writers and thinkers and again hosts an array of innovative wordsmiths.

Irvine will be in conversation with John Niven, author of ‘Kill Your Friends’, on 3 June.

While bestseller Caitlin Moran and journalist Suzanne Moore will commemorate Mary Wollstonecraft (5 June), one of the founding feminist philosophers, who lived and worked in Newington Green.

Other highlights include Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth who will jam with Hackney musicians, Phill Jupitus, Paul Morley, ‘Watchmen’ artist Dave Gibbons, Literary Death Match and Richard Boon’s Jukebox Fury.

Festival tickets cost £55, others will be available for single events. Click here for more info and updates.

Irvine Welsh will speak at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Irvine Welsh will speak at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Irvine Welsh will speak at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

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