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'Guardian' editor Gary Younge hosts conversation on July 4

RELEASE: Editor-at-Large for 'The Guardian' newspaper Gary Younge received a warm reception at Waterstones Piccadilly Circus on June 21

GARY YOUNGE, a multiple award-winning author, broadcaster and editor at large for 'The Guardian', will be joining Joy Francis, executive director of Words of Colour Productions, for the second In Conversation event, following the success of the first In Conversation; which took place on June 21 at Waterstones Piccadilly.

He will read from and discuss his acclaimed and award-winning book Another Day in the Death of America, explain what motivates him to write and the value of investigative journalism, how he achieves balance in his journalistic pursuits as a political animal, his take on the racial politics here and in the UK and the impact of the gun lobby.

Gary has written four other books - The Speech, Who Are We?, Stranger in a Strange Land and No Place Like Home.

Born in Hertfordshire to Barbadian parents, Gary grew up in Stevenage, studied French and Russian at Heriot Watt university and Newspaper Journalism at City University. After nine years of reporting for The Guardian from all over Europe, Africa, the US and the Caribbean, Gary was appointed as their US correspondent in 2003 where he spent 12 years before returning to London with his wife and two children in 2015.

In 2017 he was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas prize which "recognizes superb examples of nonfiction on an American topic" for Another Day in the Death of America by New York's Columbia University and the Aaronson Outstanding Achievement Award for Social Justice Journalism by the City University of New York. The book has also been shortlisted for The Orwell Prize 2017 for political writing.

Gary will also take part in an audience Q&A before signing copies of his book.

For tickets In Conversation on July 4, taking place at Libreria Bookshop, 65 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JP, click here.

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