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At the DG Reading Club we take a fascinating long read from our archive and discuss it with the journalist who wrote it.

On Wednesday 17th February we’re looking at this extraordinary piece about the blast that devastated central Beirut in August last year. We’ll be interviewing the Beirut-based author, Daisy Mohr, who was on the scene 20 minutes after the explosion occurred. We’ll be talking to Daisy about the resilience and solidarity of Beirut’s residents, the battle for accountability in a country plagued by political corruption, and what it’s been like living in a shattered city at a time of economic crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event takes place between 7-8pm on Zoom and is free and open to all. Participants will be able to put their questions to Daisy. Sign up here (only one sign-up needed per household) and you’ll receive a message including details of how to join.

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A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme