Marlborough Literature Festival 2017 Events
28 September – 1 October
See the full programme below or view the brochure.
Online ticket sales now available, or please call the box office at Pound Arts 01249 701628, or visit the White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough in person (cash or cheque only).
Tim Marshall – Worth Dying For: The Power And Politics Of Flags
October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm£10
Shot at in Cairo, hit over the head in London, bruised by police in Tehran, arrested by Serbian intelligence, detained in Damascus, declared persona non grata in Croatia, bombed by the RAF in Belgrade and tear-gassed all over the world. All part of the job for Tim Marshall.
Having worked his way up in journalism the hard way, Tim was Diplomatic Editor and foreign correspondent for Sky News. He reported in the field from Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia during the Balkan wars of the 1990s and was one of the few Western journalists who stayed on during the Kosovo crisis to report from one of the main targets of NATO bombing raids.
In recent years he covered the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. After 30 years’ experience in news reporting and presenting, Tim left full-time news journalism to concentrate on writing and analysis. His blog, Foreign Matters, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2010.
Tim’s first book, Shadowplay: The Overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic, was a bestseller in former Yugoslavia and continues to be one of the most highly regarded accounts of that period. Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics, deservedly remained in the best seller list for several months. His fourth title is Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags