The writer of poetry, fiction and prose, poetry educator, founder and artistic director of Out-Spoken will read new work that explores identity, race, history and gender.
Two authors from different countries and regions that are not part of the hegemonic centres of literary production will talk to Ingrid Bejerman about their latest books and about how their locations on the periphery define their writing. With Roland Brival (France), author of Sato San, le maître des corsets, and Carlos Velázquez (Mexico), author of the recently published book of short stories La efeba salvaje.
El abogado argentino Luis Moreno Ocampo fue el primer Fiscal Jefe de la Corte Penal Internacional, donde se encargó de la investigación sobre crímenes contra la humanidad y la persecución y acusación ante la Corte a quienes los cometieron. Ocampo será entrevistado por el periodista mexicano Javier Solórzano sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Latinoamérica.
Shafak’s 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World is an intensely powerful new novel from the bestselling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour. For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of a stew of spiced goat, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life.
The contemporary view of dyslexia has emerged from a century of research in medicine, psychology and, more recently, neuroscience. Considering the potential causes of dyslexia, and looking at both genetic and environment factors, Professor Snowling shows how cross-linguistic studies have documented the prevalence of dyslexia in different languages. Discussing the various brain scanning techniques that have been used to find out if the brains of people with dyslexia differ in structure or function from those of typical readers, Snowling moves on to weigh up various strategies and interventions which can help people living with dyslexia today. Chaired by Stephanie Boland of Prospect magazine.
Adrian Weller is Programme Director for AI at The Alan Turing Institute, where he is also a Turing Fellow. In addition he is a senior research fellow in machine learning at the University of Cambridge, and at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence where he leads work on Trust and Transparency. He serves on the board of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. Here he examines the implications of machine learning and artificial intelligence for society and the importance of ethics, trust and transparency.
Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds, Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and then 90 years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life.