The Citizens Foundation (UK) (TCF-UK) are proud to welcome British historian, writer and broadcaster, William Dalrymple, for an evening of literary conversation.
Inspired by Marco Polo, William Dalrymple underwent extensive travels and published his first book, In Xanadu, based on his remarkable journey at the tender age of 22. In 1989 he settled in India and wrote other books including City of Jinns. William changed genre to focus on history where one of his bestsellers, White Mughals (2003), won him the Wolfson Prize, the most prestigious history prize. This was followed by The Last Mughal described as a “masterpiece” in The New York Review which won him many awards. With his major contribution to history and captivating as well as rich style of writing, this literary genius has added numerous accolades to his name.
Join us for an intimate discussion with this legendary author based on his latest brilliant literary work, Return of a King – The Battle for Afghanistan, chaired by Pakistani author, Moni Mohsin. William will read a short excerpt and then engage in a detailed discussion of his book. You will also have an opportunity put any burning questions directly to the author.
“Dalrymple, probably the best known British historian of India, has written eight acclaimed books on a wide variety of subjects, but this is the book he was born to write.”
~ Fiammetta Rocco, The Economist
(TCF) is an educational charity which builds and supports purpose-built schools for underprivileged children across Pakistan. Currently we have 1,000 school units educating 145,000 children.
Tuesday 3rd June
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Cost: £12 (includes donation to TCF-UK)
How to Book
Go to http://www.tcf-uk.org/an-evening-with-william-dalrymple/