Kate Adie

Award-winning war correspondent Kate Adie is to be the guest speaker at the Lichfield Literary Dinner.

Kate has won awards for her coverage of the US bombing of Tripoli and the brutal end of the Chinese students’ demonstration in Tiananmen Square in Beijing; she has reported on conflicts from the invasion of Iraq to four years of war in the Balkans and the first Gulf War.

She is currently the presenter of the BBC’s long-running programme, From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4, and is the author of four books, the latest of which, Into Danger, is a response to her curiosity about people who are attracted to danger.

In it she asks why, when so many are fearful of anything beyond their daily routine, are others drawn towards situations or professions which put them in regular peril of their lives?

The subject of danger and its attractions will be the subject of her speech at the dinner on October 9, which is part of Lichfield Literature, four days of book events at The George Hotel, Wade Street Church and Lichfield Library from October 8-11.

Richard Hawley, director of the Lichfield Festival, organisers of the dinner, said:

“I am delighted Kate is able to join us for this gala occasion. Her engaging manner and enthralling stories make her an ideal speaker, and I am sure tickets for the dinner will be snapped up when they go on sale on September 3.”

The three-course literary dinner will be served in the elegant Garrick Room at The George Hotel in Bird Street. Tickets are £36 for a three-course meal, complimentary drink on arrival and the opportunity to hear Kate talking about this fascinating subject.

Tickets for the dinner go on sale on Thursday 3 September. Book in person at 7 The Close, Lichfield, by phone on 01543 306270, or by email to info@lichfieldfestival.org.

For more information on the Lichfield Literary Dinner and lichfield literature 2009, go to www.lichfieldfestival.org.

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