What would happen if you took some of Britain's best writing talent, put them on a plane and flew them to one of the most extraordinary and inaccessible places on the planet?
What would happen if you took some of Britain's best writing talent, put them on a plane and flew them to one of the most extraordinary and inaccessible places on the planet? What would happen if you took Irvine Welsh from the streets of Edinburgh and showed him a remote, dangerous village in Africa? What would happen if you flew Alex Garland into one of the world's most hazardous war zones? And how would Tony Hawks react if you dragged him away from his tennis and asked him to write a song with a Sudanese tribesman? With Victoria Glendinning, Andrew O'Hagan, Giles Foden and WF Deedes, these writers have experienced for themselves one of the most beautiful and yet troubled lands in the world - The Sudan. This remarkable collection of short stories and evocative travel writing is their response - as diverse and unpredictable as the country itself.
Victoria Glendinning (Author) Victoria Glendinning is the author of several biographies- Elizabeth Bowen (1977); Edith Sitwell- A Unicorn among Lions (which won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, 1981); Vita, a life of Vita Sackville-West (joint winner of the Whitbread Award for the best biography, 1983); Rebecca West (1987); Jonathan Swift (1998) and Trollope.Irvine Welsh (Author) Irvine Welsh is the author of ten previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.Tony Hawks (Author) Tony Hawks lives in London. He leads a diverse life and has various 'jobs', such as performing stand up comedy, appearing as a panellist on TV and radio (Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue), acting, writing, playing tennis, and making music.Giles Foden (Author) All of the writers are bestselling authors and critically acclaimed.Andrew O'Hagan (Author) Monica Ali- Granta's 2003 Best of Young British; Brick Lane was a Sunday Times bestseller; Irvine Welsh- Trainspotting, Filth, Porno; Tony Hawks- Round Ireland with a Fridge, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, One Hit Wonderland; Victoria Glendinning- biographies of Anthony Trollope, Vita Sackville-West and Rebecca West and novels, The Grown Ups, Electricity, Flight; Jenny Colgan- best-selling chick-lit novelist including Amanda's Wedding and Looking For Andrew McCarthy. Simon Garfield- prize-winning journalist The Nation's Favourite- The True Adventures of Radio 1, Mauve, Last Journey of William Huskisson; Bill Deedes- distinguished journalist, recently author of 'At War with Waugh'; Colm Toibin- celebrated Irish author The South, The Heather Blazing, The Blackwater Lightship shortlisted for Booker; Michael Atherton- former captain of the England cricket team, bestselling autobiography Opening Up; Bella Bathurst- regular contributor to The Guardian and author of both highly acclaimed non-fiction, The Lighthouse Stevensons, and fiction, Special; Edited by Andrew O'Hagan Our Father shortlisted for Booker & Whitbread, latest novel Personality, Granta 2003 Best Young British Writer.Alex Garland (Author) Date- 2013-08-06All of the writers are bestselling authors and critically acclaimed.Alex Garland is the author of the novels The Beach and The Tesseract. In 2003 he wrote the screenplay for 28 Days Later.W F Deedes (Author) All of the writers are bestselling authors and critically acclaimed.
Winner of WH Smith Book Awards (Travel Writing) 2002
Winner of WH Smith Book Awards: Travel 2002
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