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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Mon 21st Jan 2013
Dr Matthew Green is a writer, historian and broadcaster with a PhD in the history of London from Oxford University. He is the author of London: A Travel Guide Through Time, published by Penguin in June 2015. Aside from books, he writes historical features for the Telegraph and Guardian, appears in documentaries on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, has been the guest historian on Radio 4's Long View, and gives talks all over London. He is the co-founder of Unreal City Audio, which produces immersive, critically acclaimed tours of London as live events, audio downloads and apps. He passionate about bringing history to life through books, tours, talks, TV and radio.
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the New York Times bestseller Wild, the New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and has been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard. Strayed has written the ‘Dear Sugar’ column on TheRumpus.net since March 2010. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, Self and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She's a founding member of VIDA: Women In Literary Arts, and serves on its board of directors. Raised in Minnesota, Strayed now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, and their two children.