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The War Correspondent: Lindsey Hilsum on the Life of Marie Colvin

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Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

789 Yonge Street

#2nd floor

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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Lindsey Hilsum appears in conversation to discuss In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin, the critically-acclaimed biography of one of the most admired war correspondents of our generation, who tragically lost her life while covering the siege of Homs in Syria.

Described by The New York Times as “an empathetic portrait of a woman whose courage often crossed into recklessness, both in combat zones and outside them” Hilsum draws on unpublished diaries and interviews to craft a fully-realized depiction of Colvin: courageous, tortured and incomparable.

Hear Lindsey Hilsum discuss In Extremis and the extraordinary life and tragic death of her friend and fellow war correspondent, Marie Colvin. Conversation hosted by investigative reporter Michelle Shephard.


Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.




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Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.



This event is part of our signature literary series The Appel Salon, where we host local and international authors in conversation about their new books and big ideas. The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a literary and cultural programming space on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library. Check out the full lineup at tpl.ca/appelsalon

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789 Yonge Street

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Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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