Image Credit: (Michelle Brouwer CC BY SA 2.0)
Last week, LSE hosted its ninth annual Literary Festival. This year’s theme was Revolutions – not only marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, but also other anniversaries of revolutions in literature, international relations, politics, religion and science. The Festival sought to explore the notion of ‘revolution’ in its broadest sense – encompassing rebellions, resistance and reform, change and progress, cycle and renewal and fragmentation and chaos.
As part of the Festival, we asked readers to tell us the books, poems or songs that have revolutionised their thinking or their lives. Penguin Classics kindly agreed to provide copies of And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov to five competition winners, picked at random following the end of the Festival on 25 February. Thank you to all those who took part in the competition. We received a number of great entries – ranging from Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits, Bruno Latour’s Aramis, or the Love of Technology, Henri Lefebvre’s The Production of Space, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own to Voltaire’s Candide – and are delighted to announce the winners on #WorldBookDay 2017.
Revolutionary Reads for #LSELitFest 2017
— Ryan Deschamps (@RyanDeschamps) February 25, 2017
— carol devine (@caroldevine) February 19, 2017
— Taylor Elwood (@tdelwood) February 9, 2017
#LSELitFest 'Where have all the flowers gone' evokes so poignantly the human suffering of war, destroyer of love, family and fellowship.
— Michael Strain (@strainm) February 11, 2017
All competition winners are asked to contact LSE Review of Books at email@example.com to receive their free copy of And Quiet Flows the Don.
If you missed any of the 2017 LSE Literary Festival, do check out the LSE RB features exploring the theme of ‘Revolutions’ and listen to podcast recordings of the Festival events here.