Literary Bravery: Sleepwalkers, Ghosts, and Radical Storytelling from Three International Luminaries

Sunday, May 5 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • International
  • Literary

Dorothee Elmiger, Laura Lindstedt, Mike McCormack, moderated by Anita Felicelli

Seven women meet in a white void immediately after death…. A man, not realizing he’s dead, narrates his entire life in a single, riveting sentence…. Voices mingle in a shadowy forest, talking of borders, illegal crossings, and the market value of human beings. Take a liminal literary journey with three writers, who will describe how they created such brave, rule-breaking works of the imagination. Winners of the Finlandia Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, and the Swiss Literature Award respectively, these international voices are taking the literary world by storm.

Brower Center - Goldman Theater

With the support of FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange; the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation; Culture Ireland; the initiative "Wunderbar Together,“ initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI); Goethe-Institut’s translation support program "Books First"; the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco; and Pro Helvetia