2022 Programmes

Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen
Photo by Tanya Sazansky


Russian-born Masha Gessen is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of books including Surviving Autocracy, the National Book Award winning The Future is History, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.


The Festival regrets to advise that, due to a family emergency, Masha Gessen is no longer able to appear at the Festival.