European Writers on War and Conflict

  • Tue 6 Oct 2020 at 7.00pm
  • Online

This evening we will explore how European writers deal with war and conflict. Swedish writer Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde’s novel What We Owe explores the aftereffects of the Iranian Revolution on one family’s life. Belgian writer Jeroen Olyslaegers’ novel Will, set during World War II, explores how we deal with evil, whether we act or don’t, how we are complicit. Cypriot writer Constantia Soteriou’s novel Bitter Country is about the events in Cyprus leading to the creation of the Green Line and uses women’s voices as a chorus talking about the impact of war and the disappearance of their sons.

The writers will be in conversation with our chair, Northern Irish writer Jan Carson.

This event will take place on YouTube. Please book in advance HERE to receive a streaming link by email.

Organised in partnership with the National Centre for Writing and supported by the Flanders House, the Embassy of Sweden and the Cyprus High Commission.