Edinburgh International Book Festival
Mon 28 Aug 2023
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ed book fest

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Kübra Gümüşy, R F Kuang & Irene Vallejo: A Short History of Language image

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.