Danny Dorling, Geetha Marcus, Joelle Taylor, Val McDermid at Edinburgh International Book Festival

This discussion, led by 2019 guest selector Val McDermid and filmed live at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, explores the many forms of homelessness: sleeping rough, sofa surfing, living in cars and temporary accommodation. Geographer Danny Dorling presents evidence about homelessness in British cities, while award-winning poet and playwright Joelle Taylor performs verse responding to her experiences. Glasgow-based sociologist Geetha Marcus discusses the lives of young women in Scotland’s traveller community.

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