We are asking quick questions of writers and thinkers coming to the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival on from 24 to 28 August.
Alok Jha is the science correspondent for Britain’s ITV News. Before that, he did the same job at the Guardian for a decade, writing news, features, comment and presenting the award-winning Science Weekly podcast. He has also reported live from Antarctica and presented many BBC TV and radio programmes.
What are you looking forward to doing in Christchurch?
Seeing it for the first time! I've heard about the city's beauty, I'm looking forward to walking the streets and soaking up the atmosphere.
What do you think about libraries?
Some of the most important spaces in any civilised place. A place to imagine, dream and discover.
What would be your "desert island book"?
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
Share a surprising fact about yourself.
I'm not a fan of being cold, uncomfortable or doing anything too adventurous or outdoorsy. Which may be surprising to those people who know I've been on an expedition to Antarctica.
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