Making waves from the centre, MP and compassionate Conservative Jesse Norman is pegged as a possible future Tory leader. His latest book, Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters, goes beyond biography to look at the philosophy of one of the world’s foundational economic thinkers and how his theories apply today.
Curated by highly respected photographer Arthur Ollman and international picture editor David Furst, the New York Times brings an exhibition of over 60 images from photojournalists around the world to the Book Festival. Listen in as a panel of acclaimed journalists and photographers have a wide-ranging discussion on topics including digital manipulation and the era of ‘fake news’.
Nelson Mandela’s youngest daughter is a political activist in her own right, and currently serves as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark. She talks about what it was like growing up in the shadow of such an incredible man, and on the 13th holds a special event for kids about the book she wrote with her own children, Grandad Mandela.
As director of Liberty, Chakrabarti fought for civil rights and was discribed as, “probably the most effective … lobbyist of the past 20 years.” Her continuing mission is to put pressure on the most prevalent global human rights abuse, gender inequality, and with her new book Of Women she carries on the fight.
The daughter of two of the most powerful people in the world, Chelsea Clinton has forged her own path fighting for women’s rights. She speaks with Sally Magnusson about her own female role models and her latest children’s book, She Persisted Around the World. On the 19th August she hosts a special event for children and families, too.
One of the UK’s most divisive figures, the Labour Party leader has shifted political discourse in the
UK and reinvigorated the Left. In conversation with economist Yanis Varoufakis, he discusses the return of socialism, the media and how grassroots campaigning changed the outcome of the last election.