Richard Hamilton, author of The Last Storytellers, will be speaking at this years’s Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival on Sunday 24th March, at 12:00pm.
At the event Richard Hamilton will recount how he tracked down the last few remaining storytellers of the Marrakech Medina to record their tales. The city is at the heart of Morocco’s oral storytelling tradition, but it is a tradition dying in the face of competition from television, film and the Internet. Aware that this tradition was on the brink of extinction, Hamilton sought out the last remaining storytellers and recounted their tales.
Hamilton has worked for the BBC World Service since 1998 including spells in Morocco, South Africa and Madagascar.
For more information about the event, or to buy tickets, visit the Oxford Literary Festival's website.