P. D. James’s The Children of Men on the BBC’s list of The Novels That Shaped Our World

THE CHILDREN OF MEN (Faber & Faber) by P. D. James has been selected for the BBC’s 100-strong list of The Novels That Shaped Our World.

Published in 1992, the renowned dystopian novel was chosen by a panel of six British writers, curators and critics. Celebrating novels in the English language, the list is designed to ‘spark debate about the novels that have had a big impact on us all personally and culturally’.

The list kicks off a year-long celebration of literature at the BBC in partnership with libraries and reading groups around the UK, starting with a three-part series that begins on Saturday 9th November at 9pm.