The war correpondent is a profession traditionally considered to be pursued by ‘man.’ However, female journalists have, and continue to, travel to the most dangerous war zones in order to report the events. Martha Gellhorn, for example, was a fantastic journalist, and her writing about WWII is exceptionally emotive and perceptive even when read today.
The Guardian will celebrate the women who continue to do this on Tuesday 9 October at 7pm in a talk titled Women Writing War. Caroline Hawley, Maggie O’Kane and Ann McFerran will discuss the implications of women travelling to areas of conflict, and the difficulties that they encounter.
The talk will be held in the Guardian newsroom, 60 Farringdon Road, and tickets cost £5 for PEN members and £7.50 for non-members, and can be booked online using the above link, or by calling 020 7713 0023.