Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and academic. Formerly a columnist at The Guardian he has been appointed Professor of sociology at Manchester University. He is also the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media in America. He has written five books: Another Day in the Death of America, A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives; The Speech, The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream; Who Are We?, And Should it Matter in the 21st century; Stranger in a Strange Land, Travels in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South.
But what is on Gary’s bookshelves? What were the highlights of only reading African female authors for a year? What does he consider his first ‘serious’ piece of writing and why? Which works have offered comfort in times of distress and which books have inspired action?During the Life Library of Gary Younge we take a deep dive into the works that inspire and intrigue this renown London based author and journalist.
This one-hour interview will be led by journalist and news anchor Aldith Hunkar.