Ben Okri is a Booker Prize winning novelist and an expert storyteller. This is a small book (38 pages) primarily based on a lecture he gave on the subject of how best to deliver a story. It offers numerous pathways into this magical world, which is so crucial to our imaginative lives. As Okri says, “Stories are the highest technology of being.” He goes on to give 16 pithy notes on storytelling, and concludes with a brief story, about stories. This book makes a great and inspiring gift. It’s a reminder of the creative potential which resides within us.
Paperback, 48pp, 2015