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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 18th Oct 2010

The Tabernacle

7pm

SoldOut

Alexander Masters

Alexander Masters

Alexander Masters is the author of Stuart: A Life Backwards, the critically acclaimed book about a homeless man called Stuart Shorter who he met while studying at Cambridge University and working in a homeless shelter. It won the Guardian First Book Award and was chosen as a World Book Night Title. He wrote the television adaptation of the book — a joint BBC/HBO venture from Sam Mendes’ studio. His latest book is The Genius in my Basement, an intimate portrait of one of the greatest mathematical prodigies of the twentieth century.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is a journalist, columnist and novelist. She is former editor of The Lady - Britain's oldest women's weekly magazine, which has been in continuous circulation since 1885 - and the author of Notting Hell, Shire Hell and Winter Games. In 1989 she joined the staff of the Financial Times, becoming the first female graduate trainee at the paper, where she wrote on the economy. She moved to the BBC in 1994, but left to move to Washington DC as a columnist and freelancer in 1997. She has written weekly columns for the Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, the Evening Standard and other regular columns for Easy Living, She Magazine, and the Financial Times. She is married with three children and lives in London.

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse award in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question. He has written thirteen novels and five works of non-fiction. His most recent novel, J, which has been compared to Nineteen Eighty Four and Brave New Word, is published in September 2014.