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Fame versus Genius: Is Literary Celebrity good for Literary Culture?

November 30th, 2009 | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Fame versus Genius: Is Literary Celebrity good for Literary Culture?

Claire Squires, Director of the Centre for International Publishing and Communication, will be contributing to a panel that addresses the topic of literary celebrity – and celebrities as ‘writers’ – at Birkbeck, University of London, on Thursday 3 December. In the age of J K Rowling and Jordan, the panel will ask, is literary celebrity good for literary culture?

She will be speaking alongside the biographer Claire Harman and novelist and short-story writer Toby Litt.