Tariq Ali is appearing on the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s opening day, Sunday 16 August at 15.00.
He will be talking about about his new book ‘Protocols of the Elders of Sodom, and other essays’ which explores the links between literature, history and politics.
A Festival highlight, Tariq Ali’s event will be filmed for podcast by Festival sponsors The Times. Co-sponsor The Sunday Times Scotland will be streaming an interview with Tariq on their website later in the day.
Tune in to BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday at 09.05 for Shereen Nanjiani’s interview with Tariq, and listen out for Colin MacKay’s ‘A Life in Question’ interview with the renowned historian, filmmaker, novelist, political campaigner and commentator later in the month.
“Ali is provocative, polemical and often very funny” – Scotland on Sunday
Paul Mason is Economics Editor of BBC’s Newsnight, and the author of ‘Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed’, a gripping and incisive account of the financial crisis that has brought us to the brink of depression.
He is in conversation with Philip Augar at 10.30 on Tuesday 18th August.
Paul will also be talking about his book at Word Power Books 43 – 45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB at 13.00 on Monday 17 August.
“A page turning account … Mason is refreshingly clear-eyed — and angry.” – Will Hutton, The Guardian
Ghada Karmi is the author of the best-selling ‘In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story’. She will be in conversation with newspaper editor Abdel Bari Atwan at 15.30 on Sunday 23 August.
“An important memoir” – The Financial Times
““Compelling and Beautifully Written” – Karen Armstrong, The Independent