Chaired by critic and journalist Alex Clark.
Ben Okri won the Booker Prize in 1991 with The Famished Road.
He has published numerous novels including The Age of Magic, Dangerous Love, In Arcadia
and Astonishing the Gods
, as well as collections of short stories, essays and poetry.
He was awarded an OBE in 2001. His work has been translated into 26 languages. Okri lives in London.