SIR MAX HASTINGS
The author of several books, Max Hastings’ recent title is the bestselling and critically acclaimed Catastrophe: Europe Goes To War
1914. In his early career as a correspondent, he reported on the
1982 Falklands War, experiences which he described in his memoir Going To The Wars.
A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an honorary fellow of King’s College London, he was knighted in 2002. As a keynote speaker at the festival, Sir Max will be discussing the tragedies and controversies of the Vietnam War.