Samar Yazbek Arrives in UK, Frontline Club Event Will Go On

The Bookseller reports — and Haus Publishing confirms — that after some paperwork wrangling, Syrian novelist (and TV host, and journalist) Samar Yazbek managed to make it into the UK over the weekend, and will appear at the Frontline Club this evening.

Yazbek is in the UK to discuss her book, A Woman in the Crossfire, and missed two events: one at the Mosaic Rooms, and another at the Ways with Words Festival, as she was held in Paris and not allowed to travel to the UK.

Publisher Barbara Schwepcke told The Bookseller that the process has been “a bureaucratic nightmare.”

If you want to attend, you can book a spot at the Frontline Club online.


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