14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE
21[SUP]st[/SUP] June 2012
TALES FROM THE WARZONE
An Intelligence Squared event with
Geoff Dyer, Patrick Hennessey,
Ben Fountain and Martin Bell
7pm, 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] July 2012
The Royal Institution
Tickets £20 (Students £10)
Four top writers come to the dramatic setting of the Royal Institution to share their reflections on war in the 21st century.
Come and hear veteran war correspondent and former soldier Martin Bell explain how war today has become a policy option instead of a last resort; writer Geoff Dyer on the move from discussing war through fiction and poetry in earlier times to war reportage in the modern era; American novelist Ben Fountain, whose new book has been described as a modern-day Catch 22″, on writing about war as a non-combatant; and the celebrated young author and former soldier Patrick Hennessey on the confusion and miscommunications that can arise between allies in a conflict, based on his observation of British and American troups in Afghanistan.
Martin Bell Former soldier and BBC war correspondent
Geoff Dyer Novelist and essayist who was recently writer-in-residence aboard a US aircraft carrier
Ben Fountain American author, whose latest novel is Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk
Patrick Hennessey Former soldier and author of The Junior Officers Reading Club
For more information visit www.intelligencesquared.com/events/tales-from-the-war-zone, or contact Anna Frame on firstname.lastname@example.org / 0131 557 5111.