The terrorist at my table asks crucial questions about how we live now – working, travelling, eating, listening to the news, preparing for attack. What do any of us know about the person who shares this street, this house, this table, this body? When life is in the hands of a fellow-traveller, a neighbour, a lover, son or daughter, how does the world shift and reform itself around our doubt, our belief?
Imtiaz opened our 2018 festival for us and it was such a pleasure to welcome her. She was so gracious to everyone, as indeed, she generally is. Her visit was a real Verve highlight that we sincerely hope we can repeat.
Winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, 2014
Date: 27th April 2006
Extent: 160 pp