Author events

Borders and Crossings 2019 is proud to present two special events with two highly acclaimed travel writers, Rory MacLean and Sara Wheeler, both free and open to the public. For those not attending the rest of the conference, booking is recommended for these events. Please follow the booking links below.

SaraRoryAn Evening with Rory MacLean, Leicester Central Library, 4 July, 7pm – Join us for a conversation with acclaimed travel writer Rory MacLean – author of the best-selling Stalin’s Nose, Under the Dragon, Falling for Icarus, and many other books – to discuss his work and his journeys, from Eastern Europe at the fall of the Iron Curtain, to Afghanistan, Burma, and back again… Book here

A Conversation with Sara Wheeler, Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1, University of Leicester, 6 July, 1.30pm – Join award-winning travel writer Sara Wheeler, in conversation with Dr Rebecca Butler, to mark the publication of her new book, Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia with Pushkin and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age, and to discuss her career and travels, from the Andes to the Antarctic… Book here