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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Mon 27th Feb 2012
Jonathan Safran Foer is an American novelist best known for his works Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His most recent work is Eating Animals a non-fiction argument for vegetarianism.
Susannah Clapp is the literary executor for Angela Carter and Bruce Chatwin, and is the author of With Chatwin, an acclaimed portrait of Bruce Chatwin. She helped to found the London Review of Books, has worked as a publisher’s reader and editor, as the radio critic of the Sunday Times and as the theatre critic of the New Statesman. She has reviewed novels and non-fiction for the Times Literary Supplement, the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, the Observer, the London Review of Books, the New Statesman and the Independent on Sunday. She is a regular contributor to Radio 3’s Nightwaves, and has been the theatre critic of the Observer since 1997. Angela Carter in Postcards provides a portrait of the brilliant novelist and journalist Angela Carter who died at the age of 51.
Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday life.’ He’s written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. Alain also started and helps to run The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. His latest book, published in February 2014, is titled The News: A User’s Manual.
Mirza Waheed was born and brought up in Srinagar, Kashmir. He moved to Delhi when he was eighteen to study English literature at the University of Delhi and worked as journalist and editor in the city for four years. He came to London in 2001 to join the BBC’s Urdu Service. His debut novel The Collaborator was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Shakti Bhat Prize. It was also longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize.