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Interview with John Sweeney – “Beauty is truth, truth beauty”

Wednesday 06 July 2022 | 16:00

photo: Tony Olmos

John Sweeney, journalist
Eric Friesen, interviewer

John Sweeney is a prize-winning British investigative journalist and writer. For twelve years he worked for The Observer newspaper, and from 2001 to 2014 for BBC TV’s flagship news programme Panorama. He has covered wars and revolutions in more than 60 countries including Romania, Algeria, Iraq, Chechny, Burundi, and Bosnia. At the moment he is in Kyiv, posting daily updates to the world on the situation there. He has written 12 books, non-fiction as well as fiction including the best-selling novel set in the war in Burma, Elephant Moon (2016), and a co-authored investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Murder On The Malta Express (2019). His latest thriller is The Useful Idiot, about fake news in Stalin’s Moscow in 1933, published in 2020. He adores Umbria — Perugia in particular! It is our great pleasure and an honour to welcome him this year to the Trasimeno Music Festival as our special guest.

This event will be held in English


Wednesday 06 July 2022


Teatro Morlacchi, Perugia
Piazza Francesco Morlacchi, 19
06123 Perugia, Italy