Arifa Akbar

Arifa Akbar is the Guardian's chief theatre critic. A journalist for over twenty years, she is the former literary editor of the Independent, where she also worked as arts correspondent and news reporter. She has previously contributed to the Observer and the Financial Times. She is on the board of trustees for the Orwell Foundation and English PEN. Short pieces of her non-fiction have appeared in several anthologies. Consumed is her first book.

Upcoming Events

Featuring Talks By:
George Butler
Tahmima Anam
Lawrence Wright
Arifa Akbar
Lisa Taddeo

June 5x15 with George Butler, Lawrence Wright and Arifa Akbar

Join us in June for an evening of personal quests and explosive road trips, fantastic fiction and incisive reportage.