Melvyn Bragg to chair Leeds debate on future of books

Melvyn Bragg. PIC: Simon Hulme
Melvyn Bragg. PIC: Simon Hulme
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Melvyn Bragg will return to the city next month to chair a debate on the future of books.

The writer, broadcaster and University of Leeds Chancellor will host the free public event at the university.

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The debate, which is entitled ‘The Future of the Book – a major debate about the place of the book in the digital age’, is the centrepiece of a programme organised by the White Rose University Consortium,

Other speakers include James Daunt, managing director of Waterstones; author Linda Grant and experts from the universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds.

The debate will be held in the University of Leeds’ Great Hall on October 8.

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