Missed out on tickets to see Hillary Rodham Clinton’s sold-out debut appearance at London Literature Festival? Well, we’ve good news for you, and the many thousands of others who aren't fortunate enough to be there in person, as the event will now be live streamed via the Guardian.
Clinton comes to the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 15 October to discuss her new book, What Happened, an autobiographical account of her experience as the Democratic Party’s nominee for the 2016 United States Presidential election. And with this set to be Clinton's only London appearance, we saw an unprecedented demand for tickets. But whilst our historic hall can only hold 2,900 lucky people, by partnering with the Guardian, we’re ensuring that as many people as possible can view the event in real time.
Thanks to this live stream, a wordlwide audience will be able to tune into Southbank Centre and hear Clinton reflect on her personal experience of becoming the first woman Presidential nominee, and of one of the most remarkable election campaigns the United States has ever seen. How did Clinton cope with the defeat, and what got her through? We’ll find out on 15 October.
Tasked with chairing Clinton’s exclusive appearance on our stage is one of Britain’s best-known broadcasters, James Naughtie. Special correspondent for BBC News and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today for 21 years, Naughtie has written and broadcasted about British and American politics for more than three decades, and covered the 2016 American campaign for the BBC.
Published by Simon & Schuster, What Happened reveals for the first time what Clinton was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: What Happened takes place at Southbank Centre as part of our London Literature Festival.