Rusty Young is a writer, journalist and documentary maker. He is the author of the international bestseller Marching Powder. He is also the presenter and narrator of Wildlands, a documentary by acclaimed director Colin Offland, which explores the complex issue of cocaine trafficking and the war on drugs in South America.
Following the global success of Marching Powder, Rusty lived and worked for seven years in Colombia. Traveling extensively, he interviewed Special Forces soldiers, snipers, undercover intelligence agents and members of two terrorist organisations – the FARC and Autodefensas.
During this time, he was both shocked and touched by the stories of child soldiers he encountered and decided to incorporate these stories into a novel, Colombiano. Join us in hearing Rusty speak about his latest book. Bookings essential. Rusty's books will be available to purchase at the event.