Karine Polwart, Nayrouz Qarmout & Ali Smith with Val McDermid at Edinburgh Intl. Book Fest

12 Aug 2019 - 1.00AM


‘Hordes’, ‘swarms’ and ‘invasion’ – words used in recent headlines to dehumanise migrants. Guest Selector Val McDermid explores stories of individuals and families who’ve faced the decision to leave their homeland. Nayrouz Qarmout talks of her birth in a Damascus refugee camp and her subsequent move to Gaza; Ali Smith discusses those she encountered in her work on the Refugee Tales project; and singer-songwriter Karine Polwart shares some of her powerful, deeply-felt music and ideas about the migrant experience.

Part of Edinburgh Festival's Home/Less series of events.

Monday 12th August 10-11am, The New York Times Main Theatre