CANCELLED John Vidal — Fevered Planet: How Diseases Emerge When We Harm Nature

We regret to announce the cancellation of John Vidal’s event at the Litfest Autumn Weekend 2023 due to the author’s ill health.

We send all our best wishes to John. You can still buy his excellent book FEVERED EARTH from the Litfest Bookshop here:

We will be in contact with all ticket holders later today.

In conversation with Dr Sakthi Karunanithi.

‘Urgent, fascinating and essential, Fevered Planet tells a crucial story that most of us have missed’ George Monbiot

An urgent and impassioned piece of environmental reportage that links the climate crisis, human disease and the loss of nature: the three great environmental stories of our time.

Fevered Planet exposes how the way we farm, what we eat, the places we travel to and the scientific experiments we conduct create the perfect conditions for deadly new diseases to emerge and spread faster and further than ever. As Vidal expertly argues, unless we transform our relationship with the rest of the natural world, the pandemics we are facing today will just be the tip of the iceberg

‘Vital, urgent, and forensic — John Vidal’s unflinching examination of pandemic risk should be a wake-up call in capitals throughout the world’ Caroline Lucas MP

John Vidal was born and brought up in West Africa. As one of the world’s most experienced journalists and environment editor of the Guardian (1997–2023), he has reported on the climate crisis, disease and ecological change from more than 100 countries. He is the author of McLibel.

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi is Director of Health for Lancashire and a trustee of Litfest.


08 Oct 2023


11:30 am - 12:30 pm


The Round, The Dukes Theatre

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