The new nationalism

How should one live with and write about the new nationalism? What kind of role can literature play? Can exemplification through the telling of stories serve to soften the political debate? What does the new development of indirect censorship entail? Who owns the truth when it is no longer possible to discuss without speaking about feelings?

Panel: Elisabeth Åsbrink (Sweden), Kamila Shamsie (Great Britain/Pakistan), Salil Tripathi (Great Britain/India).

Moderator: Simen Ekern.

When:Friday 2. June at 13:00
Where:Teltet på Stortorget
Price:120 kr
Info:The conversation will be in English


Elisabeth Åsbrink

Elisabeth Åsbrink is a journalist, author and dramatist. An English language edition of her most recent book, 1947, is scheduled for release this year. More >

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 >

Salil Tripathi

Salil Tripathi was born in Bombay (India) and lives in London (UK). He chairs PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee. He is the author of “Offence: The Hindu Case” (Seagull, 2009), “The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy” (Aleph, 2014, Yale, 2016), and “Detours: Songs of the Open Road” (Tranquebar, 2015). He has written for newspapers around the world and is a contributing editor at Mint, an Indian business daily, and Caravan, an More >

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