The Bjørnson discussion

Meet this year’s Bjørnson speaker, Kamila Shamsie, in conversation with the author and State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Laila Bokhari, on the themes of literature, politics, human rights and freedom of expression.

The Pakistani-British author Kamila Shamsie became widely known in Norway following the translation of her novel Burnt Shadows into Norwegian. Since 1998 she has published six prize-winning novels and she is listed by the literary magazine Granta as one of the 20 most important young British authors of our time.

When:Thursday 1. June at 13:00
Where:Nansenskolen
Price:120 kr
Series:
Info:In collaboration with Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. The Nansen Academy and Lillehammer Museum
Info:The conversation will be in English

Guests

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is the author of six novels: In the City by the Sea; Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Salt and Saffron; Broken Verses; Burnt Shadows (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction) and, most recently, A God in Every Stone, which was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan’s Academy of Letters. More >

Laila Bokhari

Laila Bokhari (f. 1974 i England) er statsviter og forfatter, oppvokst på Lillehammer. Hun har bakgrunn som terrorforsker og diplomat og har jobbet på FFI, NUPI, UD, FN og satt som medlem av 22.juli-kommisjonen. Hun har utgitt boken Hellig Vrede. Min reise gjennom Pakistan og kom nylig ut med boken Arven fra Far. Fillerya som ble en stor skole. More >

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