She spent the next six and a half years in the depths of the jungle before being at last freed in In 2008, and reunited with her teenage children and her family. As she confronts the horror of what she went through, her story also goes beyond the specifics of her own confinement to offer an intensely intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate reflection on what it means to be human.
As the British press is awash with news coverage on the publication of Ingrid Betancourt's autobiography Even Silence Has an End, we're giving you the opportunity to see her in conversation with John McCarthy in association with PEN, on Wednesday 6 October at 7.45pm.
Tickets are £8 and can be bought from the Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop on 020 7405 5531. This is an incredibly special opportunity and tickets are selling fast – don't miss out!
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