LOVE AFTER WAR: Otto de Kat at the Edinburgh Festival
Aug
25
3:30pm 3:30pm

LOVE AFTER WAR: Otto de Kat at the Edinburgh Festival

  • The Writer's Retreat, Edinburgh Festival (map)
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Two elegant, intimate novels explore the ghosts of 20th century Europe that haunt those trying to move on. Otto de Kat's new novel, The Longest Night, is the story of 96 year old Emma coming to terms with her past. He is joined by Finnish writer Arja Kajermo, a much-loved Dublin-based cartoonist. Her darkly comedic talents are also evident in her debut novel The Iron Age – illustrated by her niece – which draws on her childhood to tell a coming of age fairy tale in post-war Scandinavia.

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NO EASY WAY OUT: Daša Drndić at the Edinburgh Festival
Aug
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

NO EASY WAY OUT: Daša Drndić at the Edinburgh Festival

  • Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, Edinburgh Festival (map)
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Belladonna, by the Croatian author of the acclaimed Trieste, Daša Drndić, is a parable on the perils of growing old and infirm in an unforgiving modern world. The hero of writer and palliative care nurse Steven Amsterdam's The Easy Way Out is a suicide assistant. His job is legal. A sharply funny book that asks the hardest question: would you help someone die?Two novels highlighting big issues. Their conversation will be chaired by Jenny Niven.

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ECHOING CRY OF WAR: Lars Mytting at the Edinburgh Festival
Aug
19
10:15am10:15am

ECHOING CRY OF WAR: Lars Mytting at the Edinburgh Festival

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Norway’s internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood, Lars Mytting brings us his latest novel, The Sixteen Trees of the Somme, a deeply moving family story of epic scale. Lars will be discussing his work alongside Rachel Seiffert, whose novel The Dark Room, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and whose latest story, A Boy in Winter, focusses on three days after the SS invade a small Ukrainian town in 1941. Their conversation will be chaired by Claire Armitstead.

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RIVETING READS: Russian Literature Today featuring Andrey Kurkov
Aug
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

RIVETING READS: Russian Literature Today featuring Andrey Kurkov

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Discover contemporary Russian fiction with Boris Akunin, Alisa Ganieva, Andrei Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik

Our love of the Russian classics means we often overlook the wealth of contemporary fiction available in English, from crime to science fiction, from all parts of the Russian-speaking world. Authors Alisa Ganieva, Boris Akunin, Andrei Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik discuss and read from their work, with Rosie Goldsmith.


Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00.

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