|22 Feb 2021|
|Bramston Bursary Foundation|
The Bramston Bursary Foundation is thrilled to announce its upcoming online event:
In conversation Alex Perry
This is a not to be missed opportunity to gain an insight into the mind of an award winning author and journalist.
Where do his ideas come from? What is his writing process? How are his stories being adapted for TV? How does he cope with the horror of witnessing some of the atrocities he investigates as a journalist? Oh, and what was it like being held in jail in Zimbabwe?
Alex Perry is a non-fiction writer. He is the author of The Good Mothers, The Rift, Falling Off The Edge, and Lifeblood, as well as several ebooks, and ghost-wrote Long Shot for Azad Cudi, a British-Kurdish sniper. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Outside, Harper’s, The Guardian, TIME, Newsweek, Roads and Kingdoms, The Sunday Times magazine and others.
Alex’s journalism has won a number of awards and his investigation into Boko Haram’s use of beheadings was requested as evidence by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. At times, he has been recognised in other ways. In 2002, the Indian government tried to deport him when he questioned the state of the Prime Minister’s health. In 2007 Alex was held in jail in Zimbabwe for five days for working without accreditation before being convicted of being a “determined and resourceful journalist”.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in England, from 1999-2014, Perry lived and worked in Asia and Africa. He now lives in Hampshire, England.
Alex will be interviewed by a St Swithun's student studying English Literature, and there will also be time for a Q&A with our online audience.
This is a FREE event for students
Due to content that may be discussed during the interview, we do not recommend this event for young children
Over 18s: You can choose your ticket price, £10, £20, £40 or £60
Alex Perry is kindly donating his time for free, so proceeds from ticket sales and additional donations will go directly to the Bramston Bursary Foundation
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