Michael Palin in conversation with Patrick French
Writing and Travelling
20:30 – 21:30
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Intrepid actor, author and globetrotter, Michael Palin, talks to Patrick French, expert on India, about his new novel, The Truth and his forthcoming travel book, Brazil, which will be published in September to accompany a new 4 part TV series. In The Truth, Palin’s hero Keith, at a low ebb in his life, seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search takes him to North-East India. As he discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it. Back in reality, Palin is discovering his own truth about the exotic, colourful, vibrant scenery and culture of Brazil, which will be on screen soon.
Michael Palin established his reputation with appearances in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. His films roles include several Monty Python films, The Missionary, A Private Function, A Fish Called Wanda, American Friends and Fierce Creatures while his TV credits include Great Railway Journeys, the plays East of Ipswich, Number 27 and GBH. Palin’s bestselling books accompany his very successful travel series, Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Hemingway Adventure, Sahara, Himalaya and New Europe. He is the author of children’s stories, the play The Weekend, the novel Hemingway’s Chair and two volumes of his acclaimed diaries. His new BBC travel series about Brazil will be broadcast this Autumn with an accompanying book.
Patrick French is the author of India: A Portrait, Younghusband, Liberty or Death, Tibet and The World Is What It Is. His books have won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Royal Society of Literature W.H. Heinemann Prize, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize.
Michael Palin - John Swannell
Patrick French - Justine Stoddart