In April (2018) Richard was invited to give three guest lectures on board The World. His talks included an introduction to Morocco, a history of Casablanca and a cultural history of Tangier. Richard also read stories from The Last Storytellers. The ship is the world’s largest private yacht.
The Calm app has included one of the stories from Richard Hamilton’s The Last Storytellers in the app. Richard recorded the story specially and users of the app can now listen to The Red Lantern. When I recorded The Last Storytellers for Calm’s Sleep Stories collection, the producers asked me to read it quite softly … Continue reading
Richard introduced storytellers as part of the regular Thursday sessions at Cafe Clock in Marrakech’s Kasbah
Richard presented his book at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival in March 2013
King Mohammed VI sent Richard this letter about his book
Review by Sandy McCutcheon http://riadzany.blogspot.com/2011/09/moroccos-last-storytellers-review.html
Can the art of storytelling be preserved? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15091860
Wanderlust competition http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/competitions/win-richard-hamiltons-the-last-storytellers
It was while working as BBC correspondent in Morocco that Richard Hamilton first became intrigued by the storytellers of Marrakesh. Read the original 2007 report from the BBC’s From Our Own Correspondent.
Richard Hamilton‘s first book The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco (2011) is published by I.B. Tauris. Available from Amazon The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco