Monday 18th December, 7.30pm
Backstory, 71 Balham High Road, SW12 9AP
The very inspiring investigative journalist Paul Caruana Galizia joins us to discuss A Death in Malta, his new book about the assassination of his mother Daphne, a campaigning journalist in their native Malta. It's an astonishing story about one family's quest for the truth, and about the fight against corruption in a modern European country.
About the book:
When Paul Caruana Galizia was at work in London, his eldest brother called to say their mother Daphne had just been assassinated. That day, he returned to their native Malta and, with his two brothers and their father, began a quest to discover who was responsible for Daphne's murder and who stood to profit from ending the life of a journalist whose courage and determination threatened the powerful with the truth. Two years later, they did.
A Death in Malta is more than an investigation into the life and assassination of Daphne by her son Paul. It's an examination of the globalisation of corruption and what it has done to a modern European country; it's about that country's escape from colonialism to another kind of arrogant power; it's a personal history of writing when the stakes are high and the intimidation is violent. Above all, it's a universal homage to mothers and their sons.
Ticket only - £15
Ticket & book (to collect on the night - £18.99 RRP) - £22.50