Whether you’re a budding writer or someone who just can’t get enough of new books, these brilliant events – from immersive festivals to idea-challenging talks – are some of the most exciting of 2020. Jump to: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
The big day is coming, and with it, the guarantee of rows with your nearest and dearest. From Brexit and the NHS to the climate crisis and vegetarianism, here are the books you need to win any festive dispute this year.
From Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers to David Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, these books offer valuable insights into the complex workings of the human mind... including your own.
Every day, James O’Brien listens to people with unchallenged opinions on lightning-rod issues and dismantles their arguments live on air. He explains why he thinks ‘nanny state’ rhetoric is a divisive and dangerous school of thought.
James O’Brien knows how to win an argument – especially at Christmas. From a heated disagreement during the Queen’s speech to a Boxing Day bicker, he shares how to be right this festive season without leaving everyone eating their turkey in silence.
James O'Brien is a writer and radio broadcaster. His journalism has appeared everywhere from the TLS to the Daily Mirror. He has presented BBC Two’s Newsnight and his own daytime talk show O’Brien on ITV. His daily current affairs phone-in show on LBC has 1.2 million weekly listeners. His last book, How to be Right, was a Sunday Times Bestseller.