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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 18th May 2015

The Tabernacle

7pm

SoldOut

John Crace

John Crace

John Crace is a staff feature writer for the Guardian and author of many books. He writes the literary pastiche Digested Read for G2 and is the Parliamentary sketch writer for the Guardian. He has also written several books, including Vertigo: One Football Fan’s Fear of Success and soon-to-be-released Harry’s Games: Inside the Mind of Harry Redknapp. A committed Spurs supporter, he lives in south-west London but travels to N17 for every home game. His most recent book is I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Short Guide to Modern Politics, the Coalition and the General Election.

Chris McDougall

Chris McDougall

Christopher McDougall is the author of Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen and Natural Born Heroes: The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance, both published by Profile Books. He began his career as an overseas correspondent for the Associated Press, covering wars in Rwanda and Angola. He now lives and writes (and runs, swims, climbs, and bear-crawls) among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania. @McDougallChris

Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News' International Editor and the author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution. She has covered the major conflicts of the past two decades, including the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In recent years she has reported from Syria, eastern Ukraine and Mali. In 2011 she reported the uprisings in Egypt and Bahrain, as well as Libya. She has also reported extensively from Iran and Zimbabwe, and was Channel 4 News China Correspondent from 2006 to 2008. During the 2004 US assault on Fallujah, she was embedded with a frontline marine unit, and in 1994, she was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide started. She has been Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year, and won the Charles Wheeler Award and the James Cameron Award as well as recognition from the One World Broadcasting Trust and Amnesty International.

Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams has been a journalist at the Guardian for fourteen years, writing columns and features and being constantly surprised as everything – from global finance, climate change, social fragmentation, inequality – always turned out to be exactly as dicey as one or other of her colleagues had invariably warned. She's also written for women’s magazines including Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Red, InStyle and Grazia. Before then, she worked as a journalist at the Evening Standard, smashing the patriarchy, one bar review at a time.

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is an award winning historian as well as a broadcaster, critic and art historian. In 1986, while still at college, he set off to follow on foot the outward route of Marco Polo from Jerusalem to Mongolia and wrote a highly acclaimed bestseller about the journey, In Xanadu, when he was twenty-two. The book won the 1990 Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award and a Scottish Arts Council Spring Book Award. He followed this up with City of Djinns (1994), From the Holy Mountain (1997) and The Age of Kali (1998). In 1999 he changed genres and began writing history books. White Mughals was published in 2003 winning the Wolfson Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize. He has been the South Asia correspondent of the New Statesman since 2004. He is also one of the co-founders and co-directors of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival.