Festival 2019 Saturday 02 March - Sunday 10 March | Tickets now on sale

Ian Baruma

Ian Buruma was educated in Holland and Japan. He has spent many years in Asia, which he has written about in God’s DustA Japanese Mirror and Behind the Mask. His other books include Playing the Game, The Wages of Guilt, Anglomania and Year Zero. Currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute for the Humanities in Washington DC, he writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and The FT.

Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War
Having inherited a cache of thousands of letters between his grandparents, Ian Buruma, author of Year Zero, has interwoven his voice with theirs to bring to life a remarkable sixty-year marriage that survived many shocks and the span of two world wars.  In Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, Buruma pays homage to achievements that included helping twelve Jewish children to escape Nazi Germany and find new lives in Britain. His spellbin...