Ryan Gattis with Amnesty at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Ryan Gattis with Amnesty at Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, 5A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
    Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre
    5A Charlotte Square Edinburgh, EH2 4DR UNITED KINGDOM
  • 29/08/2015 17:30 - 29/08/2015 18:15

Shaker Aamer arrived at Guantánamo Bay in 2002. Since then, 779 men have been detained there but only 7 have been convicted. Shaker is the last remaining former British resident at the prison camp, despite having been cleared for release, and has spent over 11 years behind bars without access to his family. Today the work of Shaker and other detainees is read by: Ryan Gattis and M G Harris.

About Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis is the author of Kung Fu and All Involved, which won the American Library Association’s Alex Award & the Lire Award for Noir of the Year in France. Gattis lives and writes in Los Angeles, where he is a member of the street art crew UGLARworks & a founding board member of 1888, a Southern California literary arts non-profit.