Allan Little will be the subject of Allan Little’s Big Interview. With the Book Festival’s director Nick Barley, he will discuss Freedom, using his own extensive experiences as a reporter to reflect upon how the world has changed in recent decades. Have we gained greater freedoms or is it an illusion? How has history shaped the present? The discussion will touch on some of the big concerns of today such as the advance of technology, truth and post-truth, the lasting consequences of war, the role of great leaders, mass migration and the rise of nationalism.