Omid Djalili (2014 event)

Acclaimed comedian and actor Omid Djalili has produced a joyously funny memoir about growing up and finding fame as a young Iranian in London. He beautifully captures his unique childhood in his parents’ guesthouse, describing meetings with an array of remarkable characters and his own desire to escape. His story offers an intriguing perspective on British society today and in this event, recorded live at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival, he talks to author and critic Peter Guttridge.

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