and a book launch with a difference
Let’s face it – a slight change of subject matter for Sunny Side Up, but I’d love to share this bit of news…
Ed was the leading print-journalist to bring the atrocities of the war in Bosnia to the eyes of the world, and now twenty years on he is launching a book about then and now; there’s a good interview with Ed here.
Last night’s book launch was unlike any I have been to. No tame silted conversation with glasses of tepid white wine here. We went through an unmarked wooden door, down a steep flight of stairs and into a packed, low-ceilinged room under a pub – full of noise, warmth, singing, bear-hugs and high emotions. There were plenty of Ed’s colleagues and family, but many more Bosnians: genocide survivors, who had come from near and far to express their admiration and friendship.
He’s a passionate, moral and committed force of nature and I am feeling very proud today.