John Hume - The Persuader

Peacemaker, politician and Nobel laureate, John Hume was a titan of Irish political history and one of the key architects of the Good Friday Agreement. But who was the real John Hume? What motivated him? How was he viewed by friends, family and political rivals? What is his legacy? 

Join broadcaster Enda McClafferty in conversation with author Stephen Walker as they discuss his new book ‘John Hume - The Persuader’. The timely and authoritative biography combines over 100 interviews with many of Hume’s colleagues, critics and family members, and never-before-published interviews with Hume himself, to present a comprehensive portrait of the man once dubbed “Ireland’s Greatest”.

Stephen Walker is the author of three books. An award-winning journalist, he covered the politics of Northern Ireland for 30 years. He is a former Political Correspondent with BBC Northern Ireland and worked as an investigative reporter with BBC Spotlight. 

Enda McClafferty is the Political Editor for BBC Northern Ireland, having previously worked for BBC Radio Foyle and the Belfast Telegraph. 

‘The definitive biography of John Hume.’ The Irish Times
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