May 27: Ukrainian Literature Reading

April 8, 2022 • Community, Cultural, Educational, Upcoming events • Views: 218

Ukrainian Literature Reading

What: Ukrainian Literature Reading hosted by The Guardian. Authors read from the literature of Ukraine.

When: Friday, May 27, 8:00-9:00 BST

Where: King’s Place, 23 Pear Tree Street, London, EC1V 3AP London

This event will also be available online on a third-party live streaming platform Notified, it will be streamed and available globally.  



  • General Admission: £25 plus £1.74 booking fee
  • Online Fee: £7


More About The Event

Join for an evening of readings in support of Ukraine. All profits will be donated to the DEC Ukraine humanitarian appeal.

Ukrainian Literature Reading will be presented by the following award-winning writers such as Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ian McEwan, as well as neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, renowned poet Alice Oswald, and more. The readings will happen in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, as well as generate funds for donation to the DEC Ukrainian humanitarian appeal.

More about the Speakers

  • Karl Ove Knausgaard is a Norwegian author, whose works include the six-volume series of autobiographical novels, My Struggle.
  • Ian McEwan’s novels include Atonement, Enduring Love, and The Child In Time. He won the 1998 Booker prize with Amsterdam.
  • Henry Marsh is a neurosurgeon and author of the highly acclaimed memoir Do No Harm. He has worked with doctors in Ukraine since 1992.
  • Alice Oswald is the TS Eliot prize-winning author of eleven collections of poetry, including Dart and Falling Awake.


More About the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

The DEC Ukraine is a rapid response initiative, it aims to generate funds for those affected and displaced by the war in Ukraine. More specifically this organization collects funds to provide hygiene goods, food, water, and medical supplies to those who need them. For instance, those people who have been forced to flee their homes with nothing.

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