Following the BookNight with Patrick Cockburn


On Monday 15 September, the Clubroom hosted another fascinating night of discussion following the presentation of Patrick Cockburn’s new book, Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.

It was a popular event and those lucky few who booked their tickets left the night, as promised by our exceptional chair Ed Vulliamy, merrier and wiser.

The next BookNight coming up in October will present Robert McCrum and his compilation of the hundred greatest novels of all time. The books “choose themselves”, says Robert, but how fascinating it will be to hear how he chooses novels that choose themselves; what gets left out, how the public reacts – and we round the table, indeed – to his selection. Here’s the list so far.

Robert is a former editor-in-chief at Faber and Faber (during crucial years, 1980–96, pioneering and championing the new fiction of Milan Kundera, Paul Austin, Peter Carey and illustrious others – plus the poetry of Seamus Heaney) and now über-literary-editor of The Observer and The Guardian.

Please watch this space,

The Frontline BookNight Team

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