Event - Tales from the Warzone 3 July 2012

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Press Release
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
London W1

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.
Speakers

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 Lynn’s 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 anna.frame@canongate.co.uk / 0131 557 5111.
ARRSE has reviewed books by Bell & Hennessey and is currently reviewing Fountain's "Billy Lynn's Long Halfime Walk" and this will be posted on the site soon.
 

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