Mon 21 Aug, 17.30 – 18.15: Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series. Dangerous Dispatches: Henrietta with Deni Ellis Béchard and Tom Feiling, reading works from persecuted journalists. Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre. (Free event)
More than 1,236 journalists have been killed in the line of duty since 1992 – press freedom is continually under threat and reporting the news is one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Despite this, reporters and photographers continue to document human rights abuses. The writing today comes from journalists on the frontline.
20.30 – 21.30: Near and Far. Cynan Jones & Henrietta Rose-Innes discuss their novels, Green Lion and Cove. Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre.
The hero of Cove by Cynan Jones (…’one of the most talented writers in Britain’) has only his instincts and the memory of the woman who waits for him to help when he is struck by lightning while out at sea. … South African Henrietta Rose-Innes now gives us Green Lion, a masterful evocation of our fear of the wild.
Tuesday 22 Aug, 18.30 – 20.00: Green Lion: an evening of eco-lit with Henrietta Rose-Innes. Golden Hare Books. (Fringe event; free but booking recommended)
Developing on the themes of Nineveh, which considered the fragile relations between the natural world and the urban environment, Green Lion is a foray into eco-fiction, exploring questions of conservation and extinction. As well as reading from Green Lion, Henrietta will be discussing the issues raised by eco-fiction with Golden Hare bookseller Alice Tarbuck.