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Host: Blenheim Palace Literary Festival
Location: The Indian Room, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
Speaker: Simon Winder
How do you pick the best 100 novels in the English language? What is it that makes them so great, and why are so many people inspired by them years, sometimes centuries after they were written? Simon Winder, publishing director of Penguin, explains what went into the choice of the 100 best novels in the English language for the new Penguin English Library. Penguin published 20 classic titles in the new series in April and is publishing a further 10 a month until the end of the year.More Information