BookNight with Kevin Sullivan: The Longest Winter

Members Thursday 20 October 2016, 7:00 PM

The Frontline Club is delighted to welcome Kevin Sullivan to present The Longest Winter.

For fans of The Kite Runner, Girl at War and The Cellist of Sarajevo, The Longest Winter is Kevin Sullivan’s inspiring and authentic debut novel about life in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.

The Longest Winter is a portrait of a city and its people in a moment of enormous suffering and remarkable grace. In the aftermath of the assassination of a government minister, three life stories are intertwined in a dramatic quest for redemption.

Kevin Sullivan covered the siege of Dubrovnik as a journalist in 1991 and the war in Bosnia from 1992. The descriptions of fighting around Sarajevo and conditions inside the city are taken from his own first-hand reporting. Kevin was seriously wounded in a land-mine explosion in early 1993. While recovering, he wrote an early draft of The Longest Winter. He now lives in Sarajevo and manages communications at ICMP, the international organization established in 1996 to account for the missing from the conflict in former Yugoslavia.

The evening will start with drinks at 7:00 PM, followed by a sit-down dinner at 7:30 PM.

Three course menu costs £25 per person – drinks not included.

The event will be hosted by Frontline Club director, Pranvera Smith, and founding member and senior correspondent at the Guardian and the Observer, Ed Vulliamy.

For more information about membership and the other benefits on offer, please contact membership coordinator Aurélie Bourguet – [email protected]