A handful of seats left for earthquake literature fundraiser with Elif Shafak and other top authors

Literature Beyond Borders, a charity fundraising literary event in London for victims of the Turkiye and Syria earthquakes, is on the verge of selling out.

There has been a rush for tickets for this special one-off event being hosted by bestselling author Elif Shafak, which brings together a glittering array of names in literature, each performing a reading during the 90-minute event at King’s Place on Wednesday, 22 March.

The line-up for Literature Beyond Borders boasts over a dozen published authors from diverse backgrounds including: Ben Okri, Caleb Azumah Nelson, David Baddiel, David Nicholls, David Mitchell, Elif Shafak, Hassan Akkad, Louise Doughty, Monica Ali, Nadifa Mohamed, Phillippe Sands,  Salena Godden, Sarah Waters, Sathnam Sanghera, Tracy Chevalier and Yasmin Khan.

People have been quick to snap up the tickets for the fundraiser, which are priced between £25 and £40. Just a handful of seats were showing as available on Friday afternoon for the 420-capacity venue located on York Way, near Kings Cross.

All profits will go to charity Choose Love’s emergency response work on the ground supporting the most vulnerable whose lives have been devastated by recent earthquakes. Those who can’t attend can still donate to the charity – please click here.

Elif Shafak is one of Turkiye’s best known contemporary writers. The award-winning novelist has published 19 books to date, 12 of which are novels, with her work translated into 56 languages.

Event Details

Title: Literature Beyond Borders: Choose Love Fundraiser — hosted by Elif Shafak

Date: Wednesday 22nd March

Time: 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Duration: the performance will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, without an interval.

Venue: Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG.

Admission: £25 to £40 (+ 10% Booking Fee) – click here for tickets

Photo, top, of Elif Shafak via Facebook.