SON TO HEAD UP
02.07.2012 / Literature / 0 Comments
Novelist and filmmaker James Runcie appointed
The filmmaker, novelist and literature festival director James Runcie, son of the former Archbishop Canterbury Robert Runcie, is to be the head of the literature at the southbank Centre. Working closely with artistic director Jude Kelly, central to the role will be programming the annual London Literature Festival.
Runcie, 52, will take over in September from Martin Colthorpe who is to programme the year-long The Rest is Noise festival at the Southbank in 2013.
Since 2009 Runcie has been director of the Bath Literature Festival. An award-winning documentary maker, he made a profile of his father which was filmed a week before his death in 2000.
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