25 May 2017

TRAGI-COMIC

Dorit Rabinyan and Giles Fraser
8pm Tickets £17

Dorit Rabinyan, author of the controversial international bestseller All the Rivers, in conversation with the former Canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Giles Fraser.  All the Rivers, a love story across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, has become a cause célèbre: originally censored in Israel, praised by Angela Merkel, the novel’s genesis was the author’s friendship with a Palestinian artist and her desire to immortalise him in literature after his accidental death. Dorit Rabinyan, award-winning author of Persian Brides and Giles Fraser, Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary’s, Newington, Guardian columnist and contributor to Thought for the Day and Moral Maze, ask why writers are always in the firing line of reactionary regimes wanting to suppress free speech. Supported by City Books.

(David Grossman has had to withdraw from the Festival for reasons beyond his control.)

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