About Us 

Literature Must Fall is a platform committed to de-mystifying and de-sacralising literature, to interrogating and challenging the value that we pour into books and the authority that we give writers. This is necessary because there remains, in the literary establishment and in everyday attitudes a collective assumption that writers are simultaneously above and apart from society rather than products of it. It's assumed that books are valuable in themselves, and that reading makes us better, smarter people. With this elitist arrogance, performativity and fetishizing around literature comes a deep-seated contempt for those who cannot or do not read; an assumption that they are more ignorant, more racist, sexist, homophobic than those that do read.