‘The suffering of others was my daily bread.’ This brutally honest, heartfelt assessment of the job of a war reporter is central to Fergal Keane’s memoir, The Madness: a riveting account of how he survived war, fear, and PTSD, against a backdrop of alcoholism and a troubled Irish history. Keane talks with fellow BBC reporter, Allan Little, about the importance of bearing witness and what drives foreign correspondents to risk their lives on the frontline.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Thu 17 Aug 2023
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Ed book fest
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