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Martin Amis debates Literature and Terrorism.

05 Dec 2007

Listen to the full debate online or download it to your PC.

Professor of Creative Writing Martin Amis was joined by writer Ed Husain and novelist and journalist Maureen Freely for his second public debate on 3 December, on the subject of Literature and Terrorism.

Around 600 people packed into the University's Whitworth Hall to hear the debate, which was chaired by the Centre for New Writing's Co-director Dr Ian McGuire and covered such topics as the links between literature and terrorism, the legitimacy of the perceived 'East/West divide', responses to September 11th and the role and condition of 'Western values'.

The floor was then opened up to questions from the audience, which touched on the Arab-Israeli conflict, the moral efficacy of literature in the face of terrorism and the differences between writing about the modern world as a journalist and a novelist.

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