Wimbledon BookFest 2017
Wimbledon BookFest 2017
Wimbledon BookFest features a carefully curated mix of literary names, local talent, politics, current affairs, sport, film, music, theatre, and children’s events at its Festival Site on Wimbledon Common. This year’s festival is opened with multi-award winning novelist Ali Smith in conversation with BBC broadcaster Samira Ahmed.
Prospect at Wimbledon BookFest 2017
Prospect is proud to be a media partner for this year’s festival. Prospect will, for the second year running, have a stand for the duration of the festival and will take part in a number of events:
Elif Shafak and Kamila Shamsie with Sameer Rahim
Saturday 7th October 5.15 pm. Elif Shafak and Kamila Shamsie straddle East and West in their fiction writing, offering a unique insight into contemporary political issues. They will be interviewed Prospect’s Managing Editor Sameer Rahim.
Jon Sopel with Steve Bloomfield
Monday 9th October 7pm. The BBC’s North America Editor Jon Sopel’s book, If Only They Didn’t Speak English, sets out to analyse how a country that once stood for the grandest of aspirations is now mired in political extremism and racial division. From his unique vantage point, Sopel will paint a picture of a very different America from the one you think you know. He will be interviewed by Prospect‘s Deputy Editor Steve Bloomfield.
Evan Davis with Tom Clark
Tuesday 10th October 8.30pm. In his book Post Truth, Evan Davis steps inside the panoply of deception and spin employed not just in recent politics, but in all walks of life, to explain why these falsehoods are both pervasive and persistent. Drawing on behavioral science, economics, psychology and his extensive knowledge of the media, Davis sets out why fake news has apparently become the communications strategy of our time and charts a route through it. He will appear in conversation with Prospect‘s Editor Tom Clark
Bad books: is there such a thing? with Stephanie Boland
Thursday 12th October 7.30pm. Andrew Halls (headmaster, King’s College School), Gemma Malley (BookTrust), Tanya Landman (author and member of The Empathy Lab) all debate whether there is such a thing as a bad book. This debate will be chaired by Prospect‘s Head of Digital Stephanie Boland
Book your ticket by visiting the Wimbledon BookFest website: https://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/Events/EventsCalendar.aspx
October 5 2017 19:30 - October 15 2017 20:00
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