Rupert Christiansen FRSL chairs a discussion with Aida Edemariam, Sigrid Rausing and Philippe Sands about what compels writers to make the private public.
Rupert Christiansen FRSL is Opera Critic for The Telegraph. His memoir, I Know You’re Going to be Happy, is an account of how his Fleet Street editor father abandoned the family during Christiansens’ 1950s childhood.
Christiansen chairs a discussion with Aida Edemariam, whose forthcoming book about her Ethiopian grandmother, The Wife’s Tale, has been described as a personal history of ‘a life and a country’; Philippe Sands, author of East West Street, part memoir of his grandfather, and two legal professors, as well as the city of Lviv and an examination of the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials; and Sigrid Rausing, whose memoir attempts to show another side to the tabloid headlines of her sister-in-law’s fatal overdose.
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