Published in the UK
by Clairview Books
14 October 2015
48 pp; 13 x 13 cm; paperback
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‘In every moment, we are part of the infinite stories that the universe is telling us and that we are telling the universe.’
Packed with ideas and inspiration, The Mystery Feast offers numerous pathways into the magical world of storytelling. Beginning with a poem, ‘All we do’, Booker prize-winning novelist Ben Okri presents his considered thoughts on the purpose and meaning of stories, concluding with a series of condensed ‘Notes to the modern storyteller’. The collection is completed with a ‘stoku’ – a brief tale on the theme.
Based on decades of honing his art, this stimulating booklet gives a glimpse into the mind of a master of contemporary storytelling.
BEN OKRI is the author of 10 novels, including The Famished Road, which won the Booker prize, and The Age of Magic, as well as volumes of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than 26 languages and has won numerous international prizes. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN, and Patron of the International School of Storytelling. Born in Nigeria, he lives in London.