Journalism that is brilliantly written, that can be read as great literature, is called literary journalism. Joan Didion, John Hersey, Ryszard Kapuscinski, and Martha Gellhorn are among its practitioners. And the foremost group of academics who carefully consider literary journalism is the IALJS.

After recent annual conferences in Brazil, Finland, and at the American University of Paris, the IALJS this year is gathering at King’s. The conference, which is for IALJS members only, takes place May 11-13.

The theme for the twelfth international conference is Literary Journalism: From the Center, From the Margins.