Thu, 10 June 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

An Evening With Bill Clinton and James Patterson

In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

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Join the 42nd President of the United States and the World Record-breaking master storyteller as they share insights into their thrilling new collaboration.

From Jed Bartlett to Serena Meyer, fictional US presidents live in our imaginations as vividly as their real life counterparts; but only one has the authenticity of being created by a genuine occupant of the Oval Office.

Drawing on his first-hand knowledge of life in the White House, global geopolitics and the upper echelons of power, Bill Clinton teamed up with one of the world’s best-known and best-selling authors, James Patterson, to tell the most thrilling, frightening, and plausible tale of an American presidency yet devised.

‘Meticulous in its portrayal of Washington politics, gripping in its pacing, and harrowing in its depiction of the perils of cyberwarfare’ (Ron Chernow), The President Is Missing was heralded as both a heart-pounding thrill ride and an authentic look inside the mind of the leader of the free world.

Now Bill Clinton and James Patterson are back with a new story to tell: The President’s Daughter. Joining How To Academy and Waterstones, they’ll take us deep into their art, craft and friendship, exploring the dynamics of their extraordinary collaboration. How do they fuse the lived experience of the presidency with the art of fiction? Find out in this unmissable livestream event.

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Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States

Bill Clinton was elected president of the United States in 1992 and served two terms. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of non-fiction works, including My Life, which was a number one international bestseller.

James Patterson

Bestselling Author and Philanthropist

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.