WBF17 Programme Final - page 17

BOOK TICKETS AT
17
SAT 7
OCTOBER
POLITICS IN FICTION
With Elif Shafak and Kamila Shamsie
These two writers straddle East and
West in their fiction writing, offering a
unique insight into contemporary political
issues. Elif Shafak is one of today’s
most influential international writers,
and the most widely read female writer
in Turkey. Her sweeping new tale is set
between Istanbul and Oxford University.
Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie explores
contemporary issues such as Muslim
identity, racism, extremism and the class
system in her new book,
Home Fire
.
Elif and Kamila will be interviewed by
Sameer Ramin, Arts and Books Editor at
Prospect
magazine.
SCIENCE(ISH)
With Rick Edwards and
Dr. Michael Brooks
These two bestselling authors
bring a live version of their hit podcast
Science(ish) to Wimbledon. The event
will use film excerpts as Rick and Michael
look at iconic movies and attempt to
explain the science behind them. From
asking whether we could ever bring back
extinct species (
Jurassic Park
), to whether
it’s possible we are living in a computer
simulation
(
The
Matrix)
, this
promises
to be a real
Festival
highlight.
BAILLIE GIFFORD BIG TENT
Saturday 7 October
5.30pm, £15
WILLIAMMORRIS TENT
Saturday 7 October
5.15pm, £12.50
Elif Shafak
Kamila
Shamsie
A
Prospect
magazine
Partnered Event
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