Sigrid Rausing: Mayhem
Chair: Philippe Sands
Tuke Hall, Regent's College
Sigrid Rausing's memoir, Mayhem, is both extraordinarily honest and exquisitely written. Rausing tells the story of her brother's addiction and her sister-in-law's death with a painterly expertise that goes way beyond the headlines. Weaving her memories of a privileged childhood with the guilt and despair she felt during her sibling's relapse, this is a rare opportunity to hear her interviewed in person by the consummate Philippe Sands.
Sigrid Rausing is the editor of Granta magazine and the publisher of Granta Books. She is the author of two previous books: History, Memory, and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia, and Everything is Wonderful, which was short-listed for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. She is an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and of St Antony's College, Oxford. She lives in London.
Philippe Sands QC is Professor of International Law at University College London, and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. His latest books are East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, which won the Baillie Gifford Prize and the JQ Wingate Prize, and City of Lions.