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Death of a Translator

Price: Standard £12, Senior Citizens £8, Children £8

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Death of a Translator

Ed Gorman, Nick Higham



10:00am 1h
The Gibraltar Garrison Library (Festival HQ)

Ed Gorman will be interviewed by Nick Higham about his book Death of a Translator.

After spending the summer in Kabul province, a young freelancer became a staff reporter for The Times of London, covering conflicts in Northern Ireland, the Gulf, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Balkans, but Afghanistan never let him go. A young, devil-may-care Englishman, determined to report on the Soviet war and make a name for himself, makes a fateful commitment to a swashbuckling Afghan guerrilla commander. Not only does he go inside the capital secretly and live in the network of safe houses run by the resistance, he travels around the city in a Soviet Army jeep, dressed as a Russian officer. Waiting in the mountain camp, from where Niazuldin's band of fighters lived and planned their hit-and-run attacks on Soviet troops, Ed Gorman discovers what it means to experience combat with men whose only interest is to be killed or martyred. Death of a Translator is a searingly honest description of a mind haunted and eventually paralyzed by the terror of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.