We are overjoyed to welcome Shems Friedlander to this year’s Bradford Literature Festival, here to discuss his latest book, Winter Harvest, the long-awaited sequel to When You Hear Hoofbeats Think of a Zebra, now considered a Sufi classic.
Friedlander has spent over 40 years in a Sufi order and now, in the winter of his life, has chosen to share the stories of his travel and experiences. He is a painter, photographer, designer, filmmaker and educator and has been frequently selected as one of the ‘500 Most Influential Muslims in the World’ in the field of Art and Culture. This is a unique opportunity to gain a rare insight into the passions and influences of an extraordinary man.
Chaired by Boyd Tonkin, this event will explore Friedlander’s life and works, from his love of Bob Dylan to becoming a world renowned expert on Sufism and the poetry of Jalaluddin Rumi.