At the Guardian-sponsored Edinburgh International Book Festival this year, Tamara and I got to listen to among others:
Three authors talking about their illustrated children’s books;
Three political activists and their clandestine experiences in Syria;
A Guardian newspaper journalist telling Edward Snowden’s story;
A South Korean novelist talking about his novel about a North Korean ‘sleeper’ spy who had been in the South for twenty years and has to go back and doesn’t want to give up his comfortable life;
- and many more.
A good year for books.