16. Collecting the Pieces: Fiction and Trauma

Saturday, June 3 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • International
  • Literary

Oddny Eir, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Katie Kitamura, moderated by Stephen Sparks

How do we process loss? What role does memory play in mourning? The novelists gathered here—from Iceland, Sweden, and the United States—all use extraordinary restraint and carefully structure their work in order to create great emotional impact. Why do they take this approach; how do they sustain it; and what it is like personally to write these stories? They also discuss the psychology of grief and the ways in which we come to terms with devastation.

Magnes Collection

Book signing information: David Brower Center Gallery

the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Icelandic Literature Center, and the Literary Hub (lithub.com)