Rathbones Folio Prize

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Assembly Rooms
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The Bath Festival is delighted to welcome the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize winner Richard Lloyd Parry for an exclusive event, celebrating his harrowing and inspiring book, Ghosts of the Tsunami. Richard will be in conversation with author and journalist Nikesh Shukla, member of the 2018 judging panel alongside Jim Crace and Kate Summerscale, exploring his non-fiction account of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and its devastating aftermath. As a foreign correspondent, he lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. His book offers a heart-breaking glimpse into the lives of those struggling to find consolations in the ruins. In the words of the judges: “Read it and you will be changed for the better.”