Supported by Martin and Fanny Cooke

The Festival Marquee

Sunday 25th September, 14:30-15:30

£8 | Free for accompanied under 16s and accompanied carers 

There can‘t be many airline pilots who write like a dream and whose writing is as erudite as it is beautiful but Mark Vanhoenacker is one such. A regular columnist for the FT Weekend and author of Skyfaring and How to Land a Plane, he has now produced Imagine a City, a dreamlike book which at once conjures up memories of his sensitive boyhood in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and evokes and calibrates his favourite cities around the world, cities he knows from a pilot‘s unique vantage point. Mark will be in conversation with Petroc Trelawny.

To read Mark in the FT on how to land in a high wind, click here.

To watch Mark explain why he loves being a pilot, click here.