The Power of Literature: Andrew O'Hagan

The Power of Literature: Andrew O’Hagan

The opening address of the 2007 Sydney Writers’ Festival by one of Scotland’s most gifted writers, Andrew O’Hagan. In his address titled ‘The Power of Literature: The News That Stays News’, he argues that words and imagination are our great protectors. And when you hear what he has to say, delivered in his sonorous Glasgow accent, you might also walk away convinced of the power of books. It’s quite a feast of ideas, told by an erudite and funny writer. (text edited from the ABC site promo)

This is worth listening to.