The New York Times Series
The world has completely changed since The New York Times and the Edinburgh International Book Festival began our collaboration three years ago. So, there’s a lot to discuss.
Across five events – each led by expert journalists and editors from The New York Times – we talk about the actions, decisions and revolutions that got us to where we are today, and where we could potentially go from here.
We explore the latest advances in journalism, unwrapping the risks undertaken in the quest for truth; and after 20 years of the U.S. War on Terror, we discuss whether there can ever be a humanitarian justification for war. And as our planet heats up and sea levels rise, millions of us will be forced to move: what measures can we put in place to ensure our survival? We hear from some of the most interesting young voices in the fight against climate change, and talk about the power of words – from activism to literature – to change us, and how we view the world.
Broadcast live from the Book Festival, this series brings together award-winning journalists, leading writers and thinkers from across the globe to unpack the pressing issues shaping our world.
Visit The New York Times Bookshelf in our independent online Book Festival Bookshop to find books linked to the events.