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With sparks from the US election still sure to be flying, join us online on Bonfire Night to explore what comes next. With James O’Brien, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Micklethwait

Jonathan Safran Foer
We Are the Weather

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals and Here I Am. He has also edited a new modern edition of the sacred Jewish Haggadah. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. He edited the anthology A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, and his stories have been published in the Paris Review, Conjunctions and the New Yorker. Jonathan Safran Foer teaches Creative Writing at New York University.

We Are the Weather is an extraordinarily powerful and deeply personal book that lays bare the battle to save the planet. Calling each one of us to action, he answers the most urgent question of all: what will it take for things to change?


John Micklethwait
The Wake Up Call

John Micklethwait is the editor in chief of Bloomberg News, and was previously the editor in chief of The Economist from 2006 to 2015. He has won a Wincott Award for financial journalism. He has appeared on NPR and the BBC, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times.


James O’Brien
How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind

JAMES O’BRIEN is an award-winning writer and broadcaster whose journalism has appeared everywhere from the TLS to the Daily Mirror. Best known for his daily current affairs programme on the radio station LBC, with over 1.2 million weekly listeners, he has also presented and appeared on a variety of TV shows including ‘Newsnight’ and ‘Have I Got News For You?’ His first book, How To Be Right, was a Sunday Times bestseller and won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Political Book by a non-politician after selling over 200,000 copies across all formats. He is often to be found on Twitter where he currently has over 710,000 followers.


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