Cult author and neuroscientist, David Eagleman makes a rare one-night appearance in London for Intelligence Squared, 5x15 and Jewish Book Week.
The event will be hosted in the home of the British Free Thinkers, the delightfully quirky Conway Hall, in central London. Tickets for this rare evening are limited, so book ahead. Tickets include a free cocktail.
The interview will take place at: Conway Hall.
Doors open at 6:15 pm. The interview starts at 7:00 pm and finishes at 8:30 pm.
David Eagleman His book Sum: 40 Tales of the Afterlives was a publishing sensation when it appeared last year. Brian Eno composed a score for it. Stephen Fry sent sales rocketing when he mentioned it on Twitter and Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker and Miranda Richardson have been recorded reading from it. Translated into 16 languages, this slim volume has also given rise to the Possibilianism movement, inspiring thousands to think about how they live and what comes after. (Possibilianism is a philosophy that rejects both the idiosyncratic claims of traditional theism and the positions of certainty in atheism in favour of a middle, exploratory ground).
Will Self Award-winning author of ten acclaimed novels including The Book of Dave, Cock and Bull and How The Dead Live. Also the author of The North London Book of the Dead, Self is considered one of the most important British writers of his generation.
Added by intelligence.squared on March 8, 2010