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Author talks and literary lectures 2018-2019

During the Fall of 2018 and during 2019, a number of authors and literary scholars were invited to visit the school as a part of SSE's Natur & Kultur Literary Agenda.

November 5, 2018, 16.00-17.00. The author Theodor Kallifatides visited the school to talk about his book Another Life. 

February 14, 2019, 16.00-17.00. The author Johannes Anyuru was interviewed by Alan Shima on his book A Storm Blew In From Paradise.

March 25, 16.00-17.00. Maria Schottenius spoke about Kerstin Ekman’s book Blackwater. Maria Schottenius, PhD, wrote her dissertation on Kerstin Ekman’s authorship and has become a close friend to the author. 

March 26, 18.00-19.15. Jennifer Clement, President of PEN International and an internationally acclaimed fiction author translated to more than 30 languages, had a conversation with Jesper Bengtsson, Chairman of Swedish PEN. This event was the first co-produced literary lecture with International Författarscen.

April 25, 16.00-17.00. Susanna Romanus and Yukiko Duke had a literary talk together with Lovisa Fhager Havdelin, General Secretary of Teskedsorden. Teskedsorden is a not for profit organization that promotes human rights and democracy, and the literary talk discussed issues of how gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation are represented in literature. Open to the public. 

May 17, 16.00-17.00. Pamela Schultz Nybacka, PhD, Head of the Cultural Management Program at Södertörn University and Head of the Publishing Studies Program at Stockholm University, gave a lecture on the organization of the Swedish literary field and the relationships between the author, the publisher, the publishing house and the reader. Open to the public. 

May 28, 19.00-20.00. Mircea Cărtărescu, acclaimed Romanian author and poet, talked about his literature with the Swedish author, translator and professor in aesthetics Aris Fioretos. This author’s talk on postmodernism in literature was arranged in collaboration with Internationell Författarscen and open to the public. 

During the fall of 2019, SSE hosted talks with Ian McEwan and Viet Thanh Nguyen and also watched a live stream with Jamaica Kincaid. Colson Whitehead and Han Kang were to come, but had to cancel. All were in collaboration with Internationell Författarscen.


All author talks and literary lectures were in English and took place in the Auditorium.

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