Booker Prize winning poet and novelist Ben Okri joins the festival to celebrate the release of Every Leaf a Hallelujah, his colourful new children’s book which highlights the perils of climate change. As each day passes, forests continue to be destroyed while those in charge struggle to work fast enough to avoid permanent damage to our planet and its delicate ecosystem. 


By combining his lyrical and humane prose with the colourful and energetic illustrations of Diana Ejaita, Okri will take young readers to a world of magic and beauty, where each tree has its own story to tell. A wonderful way to introduce young readers to the work of one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions. An event to be enjoyed by all the family from 5 to 105.

About The Author

Ben Okri

Ben Okri is a highly acclaimed author and poet whose many books include The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize in 1991. His work blends history, myth and folktales to explore the workings of the soul and the nature of humanity and has been translated into 26 languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been presented the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum for his outstanding contribution to the Arts and cross-cultural understanding. He was born in Nigeria, and lives in London.