Forthcoming 2019 events in New York, Seville, London, Chicago, and Arequipa (Peru), with further events scheduled for 2020 in Padua, Geneva and beyond. See below for details!
HAY Festival, Arequipa, Peru
November 08, 2019
I will be appearing in two events at the Hay Festival in Arequipa, Peru--a conversation with Carolina Robino about my biography of Hernando Colón and his project to build the greatest library of all time, The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books/El Memorial de los Libros Naufragados, and a roundtable with Pola Oloixarac, Melba Escobar and Xavi Áyen on 'Books as Objects of Desire'. Come join us!
I'll be joining fellow writer Joe Moshenska, author of the recent Stain in the Blood, to talk about the relationship between travel and literature in our work and to hear about how travel affects your reading.
To celebrate the Ides of March in this Shakespeare anniversary year, I'll be telling the story of how Julius Caesar started a riot in Uganda in the middle of the twentieth century, as well as reading other stories from the book and signing copies.
For All Time - Shakepeare's Universality at the Stratford Literary Festival
April 28, 2016
I'll be talking to the critic and novelist Gabriel Josipovici about the universal appeal of Shakespeare, in a panel chaired by Benet Brandreth, RSC voice coach and author of a recent work of historical fiction based on Shakespeare's life.