Festival 2021 Saturday 27 February - Wednesday 24 March | Tickets now on sale

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher, activist, filmmaker, and the author of over thirty books. He is widely regarded as one of the West’s most important public intellectuals. The Virus in the Age of Madness is published by Yale University Press.

Confronting Terror: Bernard-Henri Lévy & Salman Rushdie
n 1989 Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death for blasphemy after publishing The Satanic Verses, a fictional and imaginative portrayal of Islam, which the Iranian government described as a ‘provocative American deed.’ He lived in hiding for nine years and saw his literary collaborators attacked or killed. Bernard-Henri Lévy spent a year investigating and writing Who Killed Daniel Pearl (2003) about the American journalist murdered by Islam...
The Virus in the Age of Madness – Online Event
With medical mysteries, rising death tolls, and conspiracy theories beamed minute by minute through the vast web universe, the coronavirus pandemic has irrevocably altered societies around the world. World-renowned philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy interrogates the many meanings and metaphors we have assigned to the pandemic—and what they tell us about ourselves. Lucid, incisive, and always original, Lévy takes a bird’s-eye view of the most consequential historical event of our time and p...