Three lauded authors discuss how the past, present, and future of language is explored in their respective books. Irene Vallejo’s Papyrus, is a bestselling history of books and libraries in the ancient world; R F Kuang’s historical novel Babel is set in the Oxford Royal Institute of Translation; and Kübra Gümüşy’s Speaking and Being is an exploration of how language can shape our thinking and determine our politics. Chaired by Daniel Hahn.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Mon 28 Aug 2023
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ed book fest
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