Booker Prize-winning Nigerian novelist and poet Ben Okri is one of the most significant literary voices of our time, his writing imbued with a distinctive magical realism. Join him as he talks about life, art, politics and his new novel The Freedom Artist. With Sisonke Msimang.
Ben Okri has published eight novels, including The Famished Road, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been awarded the OBE as well as numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. He was born in Nigeria and lives in London.