John Barnes in conversation with Manveen Rana

John Barnes photo for online © Fabio De Paola.jpegJohn Barnes photo for online © Fabio De Paola.jpeg

Join us on the evening of Tuesday, October 26 to hear Liverpool and England football legend John Barnes talking about his book The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism with host of the Times and Sunday Times daily podcast Stories of our times, Manveen Rana. 

John Barnes spent the first 12 years of his life in Jamaica before moving to the UK with his family in 1975. Six years later he was a hugely successful professional footballer and in the process of becoming the country’s most prominent black player. He reflects on his career and the personal experiences that have shaped The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism, a powerful and moving testimony that tackles head-on issues surrounding society’s ongoing battle with prejudice.

This event will be a recording of John’s event taking place at The Cheltenham Literature Festival on Monday, October 11 at 7pm in The Times and The Sunday Times forum. To find out more visit cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/

This event will be available to watch on the #CheltLitFest player from Thursday, October 28 2021

To register for tickets, click on 'register online' in the information box. Please note, you will need to be logged in to see the booking button.

The event will be hosted online and there is no charge to attend. Please register online to confirm your attendance and once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with further details. Our virtual event provider, Market Partner, will email you on the morning of the event with a unique link at the email address you used to register for your place, and will let us know that you've attended.

Exclusive subscriber rewards: The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism is published in hardback on October 14 by Headline RRP £20.00. You can pre-order your signed copy at Waterstones.com at a discounted price of £16  by using the code JBTRUTH at checkout (valid until November 12, 2021).