A great traveller with a cosmopolitan mind, Patrick heads both the Maison des écrivains étrangers et traducteurs (MEET – The House of Foreign Authors and Translators) in Saint-Nazaire and the journal with the same name. In 2011, the editors of ‘Lire’ magazine selected his novel, ‘Kampuchea: Roman’ as the best French novel of the year. In 2012, his novel ‘Plague and Cholera’ (based on the life of the bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin) was one of the most discussed books of the literary season and received both the Prix Fnac and the Prix Femina. His most recent novel ‘Amazonia’, was published in France in September 2019.
A C Grayling CBE, is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s…More Info
A former Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh, Alexander has written more than 100 books. He is best known for ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’…More Info
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Amrita is the author of the novel ‘Milk Teeth’. Her writing has appeared in ‘Hindustan Times’, ‘Scroll’, ‘Himal Southasian’ and ‘Brown Paper Bag’. Amrita was trained as an aerospace…More Info