Asia Lit Fest: Dom Joly – The Hezbollah Hiking Club
At a boozy, cricket-filled afternoon at Lord’s, Dom Joly convinces his two closest friends to agree to the unthinkable: a challenging hike across Lebanon, from the Israeli border in the south, along the spine of the country’s mountain range, all the way to the Syrian border in the north.
Spanning 470 kilometres and 21 days, Joly will share comical tales from homecoming on foot; with stories from his hair-raising creep along the ‘Valley of the Skulls’ to encounters with characters such as a Hezbollah Museum guide. Join us for an evening exploring the rich history of Lebanon through Joly’s trademark humour.
Joly will be in conversation with British-Lebanese writer Nasri Atallah.
This event will include an audience Q&A and book signing.
About Dom Joly
Dom Joly is a multi-award winning television comedian, journalist and travel writer. His first television series, Trigger Happy TV, was a prime-time Friday night hit for Channel 4 in 2000-2003 and went on to be sold in over fifty countries world-wide and win several awards including the Silver Rose of Montreux. Since then Joly has made TV shows for the BBC, FIVE, Sky One and Comedy Central USA. He is also an award-winning travel writer for the Sunday Times and the Mail On Sunday.
Joly is an author, with several books under his belt, including The Dark Tourist, a travelogue in which he visited the most unappealing tourist destinations in the world. An avid social media user, he won ‘Funniest Man on Twitter’ at the Loaded Lafta Awards 2012.
About Nasri Atallah
Nasri Atallah is a British-Lebanese writer, television documentary presenter and producer. His writing has appeared in GQ, The Guardian, Little White Lies & Monocle, amongst others, and he is a regular guest on the BBC’s The Arts Hour.