Christina Lamb – You’re Booked

We are beyond honoured and excited to bring you this conversation with the legendary Christina LambOBE. Christina is the chief foreign correspondent ofThe Sunday Times and during her illustrious career she’s reported from hot spots and war zones including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and currently Ukraine. She’s been named Foreign Correspondent of the Year on five occasions and winner of Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux.

She is the bestselling, acclaimed author of 10 books including Our Bodies Their Battlefield, House of Stone, The Africa House, The Sewing Circles of Herat and co-writer of the global phenomenon I Am Malala. Her latest book, The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless, looked at the pandemic response in the UK. Our interview with Christina took place during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and covers the joy of discovering new foreign authors, the wonders of poetry, books you can’t put down and the importance of literature in a war zone.

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Christina Lamb – The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless

Christina Lamb – The Africa House

Christina Lamb – The Sewing Circles of Herat

Malala Yousafzaiwith Christina Lamb – I am Malala

Christina Lamb – Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

Dennis Wheatley – The Devil Rides Out

Fyodor Dostoevsky – Brothers Karamazov

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

Tove Jansson – Tales From Moominvalley

Various – The Fireside Book

Wisława Szymborska – View With a Grain of Sand

Jonny Steinberg – Winnie and Nelson

Ryszard Kapuściński – The Soccer War

Svetlana Alexievich – The Unwomanly Face of War

Ernest Hemingway – A Farewell To Arms

Haruki Murakami – Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood

Andrey Kurkov – Death and the Peguin

Ann Patchett – The Dutch House

Claire Dederer – Love and Trouble

Virginia Woolf – Orlando

Alexander Pushkin – Eugene Onegin

Nadia Anjuman – Gule Dudi

Farzana Marie (Editor) – Load Poems Like Guns: Women’s Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan

Claire Dederer – Monsters

William Boyd – The Romantic

Peter Frankopan -The Earth Transformed

William Boyd – Any Human Heart

Bonnie Garmus – Lessons in Chemistry

Scholastique Mukasonga – Barefoot Woman

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