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In conversation with Samira Ahmed

Friday 15 March 2019, 7.30-8.30pm

Southside House, Woodhayes Road, SW19

£20 (under 19s £12.50)

A rare chance to hear from the acclaimed author and member of the Bhutto family.

In her powerful and moving new novel The Runaways Fatima Bhutto examines what it means to join the war against the West, through the eyes of three young people. Fatima will be speaking at Wimbledon BookFest on her UK trip.

Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul in 1982. She grew up in Syria and Pakistan before attending university in New York. Her father Murtaza Bhutto, son of Pakistan's former President and Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was killed by the police in 1996 during the premiership of his sister, Benazir Bhutto. She is the author of four previous books, most recently the highly-acclaimed The Shadow of the Crescent Moon which was longlisted in 2014 for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction.

Samira Ahmed is a journalist, writer and BBC broadcaster. She is also a Patron of Wimbledon BookFest.

'It's clear that there is an ambitious literary mind at work...Bhutto's talent is evident, exciting’ The New York Times Book Review

Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.

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