The Golden Rule
BOOK TALK THE GOLDEN RULE Thursday 13th May 7pm BST With Amanda Craig & host Kelly Falconer A highly enjoyable story about female resilience and finding fulfilment on your own terms, with a twist that is all the more compelling for its unexpectedness ― Sunday Times Amanda Craig’s new novel turns on two women who […]
BOOK NIGHT:THE AUTUMN OF THE ACE with Louis de Bernières & Kelly Falconer
A different format to our usual events, Book Nights will randomly offer five attendees to join the author and the host (with video), the rest of the audience will be muted but will be able to post or ask questions live. Hosted by Kelly Falconer The idea is to encourage reading and discussion of reading, […]
When Fracking Came to Town: In Conversation with Eliza Griswold
Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, award-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold joins us to talk about her 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, which explores the devastating effects of fracking on a small town in Pennsylvania through the eyes of one of its residents.
Baillie Gifford Partner Event. What Makes a Great Author?
The Baillie Gifford (formerly Samuel Johnson Prize) is the most prestigious non-fiction literary prize in the UK. Join the prize’s board of judges who share their process to pick this year’s winner (announced Nov 16th) and what, in their opinion, makes a truly great writer.
The Girl from Aleppo: Responding to Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis
Acclaimed journalist Christina Lamb joins as she shares the powerful story of Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager who travelled 3,500 miles from Syria to Germany in a wheelchair. With her quirky observations on the world, Nujeen illustrates the people behind the numbers crossing Europe on a journey that Lamb has followed in person. Unable to be present in person, Nujeen will be joining the discussion over Skype.
BookNight with John Hooper
For March’s members’ BookNight, we are delighted to welcome an award-winning author and foreign correspondent specialising in the countries of the Mediterranean, John Hooper, who will present his new book The Italians, over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members.
Creating a new society: Russia from 1960 to 1990 and beyond
by Sally Ashley-Cound On Thursday 18th April at the Frontline Club, authors Irina Prokhorova and Oliver Bullough talked about their experiences of Russia which have informed the research and writing of their two very different books. Prokhorova’s book 1990: Russians Remember a Turning Point charts the missing year after 1989 when the Soviet empire fell […]
Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution
Rasha Qandeel, a presenter with BBC Arabic was joined last night by Lindsey Hilsum to discuss her experiences in Libya and her new book Sandstorm Libya in the time of Revolution.
Writing Libya’s revolution
By Richard Nield Speaking to a packed Frontline Club on 26th April, Channel 4 News’ International Editor Lindsey Hilsum shared a fascinating personal insight into the revolution in Libya last year that overthrew the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi after 42 years in power. In Hilsum’s words, Libya was the "only true revolution of last […]
What next for Putin’s Russia?
By Alan Selby Against a backdrop of growing discontent, and widespread allegations of fraud, Russia’s recent elections heralded Vladimir Putin’s re-election to the presidency. The man who many still saw as Russia’s de facto leader will now resume his tenure, four years after ostensibly ceding power to Dmitry Medvedev. In light of these developments a […]
Jonathan Steele on a career that began with ‘an enormous dose of luck’
Watch the event here. By Olivia Heath Award-winning journalist Jonathan Steele discussed his views on the war in Afghanistan and the changing role of the foreign correspondent on Tuesday night at the Frontline Club. In conversation with freelance journalist Tom Finn, The Guardian correspondent recalled his reportage of memorable global events covered for the Guardian. His first […]
There was little rhyme nor reason to my book buying before moving to the Middle East. My mind and reading were still rather engaged with Sudan, and so I tended to pick up whatever I spotted in second hand book shops – mostly the Oxfam in Crouch End. So my little bookshelf in my friend’s […]
Kindle in Kandahar
As you should be able to make out from the photo, Kindle has come to Kandahar. I imagine there are are fair few being used by foreign military forces members at the PRT inside town and on KAF, the big military base miles outside town, but that doesn’t temper my excitement. Since I last wrote, […]
Digital War Reporting
Just flagging up a book to watch out for later this year. Digital War Reporting is being written by Stuart Allan and Donald Matheson, two authors I’ve already cited on numerous occasions in my PhD. In the book they explore ‘how new technologies open up innovative ways for journalists to convey the horrors of warfare […]