Guardian Live – An evening with the Long Read


Wednesday 17th feb

Just over a year ago the Guardian embarked on a new venture, launching the Long Read – a slot reserved for storytelling unbound by the usual constraints of daily journalism. A single piece might be the result of months of work, intensive reporting and forensic editing of a kind usually associated with high-end magazines or book publishing. Each piece would go as deep into a subject as the writer was able to dive. Since then, the Long Read has established itself as the UK’s home of longform journalism, publishing nearly 200 stories.

Join Long Read editor Jonathan Shainin for an evening of readings and conversation about the art of longform journalism. We will be joined by two regular contributors: Sam Knight, who has written about everything from government privatisation to panda sex, and Wendell Steavenson, who has reported from Georgia, Iraq and Egypt for the New Yorker, as well as profiling Britain’s cleverest man for the Long Read.

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