A talk by author, journalist and broadcaster Jimmy Burns
Author, journalist and broadcaster Jimmy Burns was born in Madrid under Franco's dictatorship. His childhood was spent spent straddling cultures-Britain, Castile, and Catalonia.
He will talk about living between Spanish and British cultures at Putney Library on 28 October from 6.30pm - 8pm. The event is free.
He has written a range of award winning books on literary Spain, Princess Diana, the Falklands War and football.
Between his book writing, Jimmy continued to work as a senior reporter with the FT, winning the Industrial journalist of the year award, while working on the newspaper’s employment staff. He later joined the FT’s investigative unit, winning another prize in the UK press awards for the newspaper’s coverage of the life and death of the publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell.
He has been a contributor to special FT supplements on India and Egypt, reported on Northern Ireland, including a series of reports on the US links with the Irish Republican movement, and has worked for the newspaper’s Public Policy department and political staff. As well as writing for Spanish media outlets like El Mundo, he continues to appear regularly on British, European, Latin American, and US radio and TV on the subjects of his books.
October 16, 2015