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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Tue 19th Nov 2013

Byrant Park Hotel

7pm

Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist (2002), Transmission (2004), My Revolutions (2007), and Gods Without Men (2011), as well as the novella Memory Palace (2013) and a short story collection, Noise (2006). His work has been translated into twenty-one languages and won him prizes including the Somerset Maugham award, the Betty Trask prize of the Society of Authors and a British Book Award. In 2003 Granta named him one of its twenty best young British novelists. Lire magazine named him one of its 50 "écrivains pour demain". He is a past Deputy President of English PEN, a patron of the Refugee Council and a member of the editorial board of Mute magazine. His short stories and journalism have appeared in diverse publications including The New York Times, Guardian, New Yorker, Washington Post, Times of India, Wired and New Statesman. He lives in New York City.

Scott Burnham

Scott Burnham

Scott Burnham has created and directed urban initiatives in 11 cities worldwide, ranging from design and strategy engagements to directing the $32 million cultural regeneration Urbis project in Manchester, UK and the Trust Design initiative for the Netherlands Institute for Design in Amsterdam. His projects include Urban Play, created for the city of Amsterdam, Bairro Criativo created for the city of Porto, Portugal, and the Made of Jesolo design initiative for Jesolo, Greater Venice, Italy. He recently returned home to Boston to create the Reprogramming the City initiative for the Boston Society of Architects, creating new opportunities in cities by repurposing existing urban infrastructure. He is the author of Finding the Truth in Systems: In Praise of Design Hacking and the forthcoming Reprogramming the City book. In recognition of his work, Burnham was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce in London in 2010. More information about his work can be found at http://scottburnham.com.

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen is the former publishing director of Hutchinson and of Hodder and Stoughton, and founder of Richard Cohen Books. The author of By the Sword (2010), a worldwide history of swordplay, he was for two years program director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, and from 2005 to 2012 was a visiting professor of creative writing at the University of Kingston‑upon-­Thames. He has written for The New York Times and most of the leading London newspapers. He is currently at work on The History of Historians, and is also completing a book about writing, How to Write Like Tolstoy. He lives in New York City.

The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet is the definitive Speyside single malt whisky. To launch its three new whisky expressions - Classic, Exotic and Revival - The Glenlivet is inviting its Guardians to a special '3x20' event. Sign up to become a Guardian and you'll be eligible for free tickets. Sign up here: http://www.theglenlivet.com/guardians And please remember, enjoy The Glenlivet responsibly www.drinkaware.co.uk

5×15

5×15

The Glenlivet is the definitive Speyside single malt whisky. To launch its three new whisky expressions - Classic, Exotic and Revival - The Glenlivet is inviting its Guardians to a special '3x20' event with 5x15. Sign up to become a Guardian and you'll be eligible for free tickets. Sign up here: http://www.theglenlivet.com/guardians And please remember, enjoy The Glenlivet responsibly www.drinkaware.co.uk