The official launch for Osama by Lavie Tidhar (Solaris £7.99) takes place in the Gallery, Third Floor, Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB. It’s free, but you need to reserve your ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The events of 9/11 seemed to alter the world so radically that portraying them in fiction felt almost impossible. Israeli-born author Tidhar, already a controversial and outspoken voice, has risen to the challenge with his alternate-reality novel Osama. Lavie will be in conversation with Sophia McDougall to discuss the novel, and how 9/11 and the figure of Bin Laden have shifted our perspective on the world and how fiction can respond to it, in what promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking evening.”