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MON 9
OCTOBER
JON SOPEL
A Guide to New America
The America of 2017 feels about a
foreign a country as you could imagine. As
the BBC’s North America editor, Jon Sopel
has had rare access and insight into those
shaping the world’s most powerful nation.
He’s travelled on Air Force One, interviewed
President Obama and been eye-to-eye
with President Donald J Trump.
In his new book,
If Only They Didn’t
Speak English
, Jon sets out to analyse how
a country that once stood for the grandest
of aspirations is nowmired in political
extremism and racial division. Through
his unique vantage point, Jon will paint a
picture of a very different
America from the one
you think you know.
J
on will be
interviewed by Steve
Bloomfield, Deputy
Editor for
Prospect
magazine
.
BAILLIE GIFFORD BIG TENT
Monday 9 October
7pm, £15
TRACY CHEVALIER
New Boy
Join the million selling author of
The
Girl with the Pearl Earring
as she delves
into her own history for her latest novel,
New Boy
. The tragedy of
Othello
is
transposed to a 1970s
Washington schoolyard
as a young black boy
arrives for his first
day at an all-white
school.
Tracy will be in
conversation with writer
Jane Thynne.
WILLIAMMORRIS TENT
Monday 9 October
7.30pm, £12.50
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