Post Truth: Book Slam x Penguin Live

There’s no denying 2017 saw a paradigm shift in the global political landscape – and it’s ongoing. But what does it mean for us? Penguin Live teams up with London’s best-loved literary club night, Book Slam, to bring you some of the UK’s top commentators to explore what’s going on.

Join us for an unmissable event featuring a unique combination of voices including authors, poets, comedians and musicians as they present their own take on the current world scene and explore possible answers. Guests include former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who argues that Brexit isn’t inevitable; political commentator Matthew d’Ancona, introducing his personal concept of Post Truth and encouraging us all to continue to champion honesty; and Misha Glenny, author of McMafia, (also a hit BBC1 series) who shows us that organised crime is part of our daily lives, and gives us tips on how we might recognise and discourage it.

To lift the spirit we have poetry from the utterly brilliant Deanna Rodger, sublime music from Nathan Ball (think Van Morrison meets Bon Iver in Cornwall) and laughs courtesy of double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell, fresh from victory on Celebrity Mastermind, and our host, Felicity Ward.

Fabulous food available from CULT and all the books you’ll need will be on sale from Libreria.

Event details

Authors: Nick Clegg, Matthew d'Ancona, Misha Glenny

Event name: Post-Truth: Book Slam x Penguin Live

Date: Wednesday 14th March

Venue: York Hall, London

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