The Stationers’ Publishing Group presents: Engaging minds in the age of Brexit, Trump and populism
SCHEDULE 6.30 pm Drinks reception 7.00 pm Discussion and Q&A 8.30 pm Drinks and networking 9.30 pm Event ends
2018 has been an extraordinary year for politics – and for publishing about politics. Millions of copies of both Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury and Bob Woodward’s Fear have been sold, tearing into the Trump presidency. In Europe, books, magazines and newspapers try to make sense of the Brexit debate, and explore the profound pressures behind migration and social inequality.
In an age of 24-hour news and countless social media channels, why do people still choose to publish in familiar formats – and what difference do those books, magazines and newspapers make? Who buys them, and do they actually drive change? What does the future look like for publishers, and for authors? We are delighted to welcome a distinguished panel of speakers to explore these issues, and to talk about the part their own publications play in the world of political thought and social change.
Alexis Kirschbaum is Publishing Director at Bloomsbury Publishing. Since joining Bloomsbury two years ago she has published two Sunday Times bestsellers (Rutger Bregman’s Utopia for Realists and Wendy Mitchell’s Somebody I Used to Know. Prior to Bloomsbury she was Editorial Director at Penguin Press.
Jason Cowley is the editor of the New Statesman, whose fortunes he has transformed. He is a former editor of Granta and has worked in senior roles on The Times and The Observer.
Veruschka Selbach is Managing Director of Pluto Press, where she is leading an ambitious programme of growth and innovation. She has worked internationally in academic and professional publishing for 20 years.
The discussion will be moderated by Liveryman Peter Day. Peter worked for BBC Radio for more than 40 years, specialising n reporting on business for programmes such as Today, the Financial World Tonight, In Business and Global Business for the BBC World Service.
Please join us for a lively evening of discussion and debate, with wine and nibbles, to help the conversation flow.
Tickets are £10 each, and can be booked by either filling in the form (pdf attached) and posting it, with your cheque, to the Office Administrator, Lucie McCord, at the address given.
Bookings will close on Wednesday, 17th October after which time, no refunds will be given.