Internal Exiles: International writing at the Free Word Centre

16 October 2014, 6:30pm
Literary events

Thursday 16th October 2014, 6:30pm
Free Word Lecture Theatre, London

What does it mean to be an exile in your own country?

Fatos Lubonja, Peter Kristufek and Francesca Rhydderch are three award-winning writers from countries on the edges of Europe, whose different perspectives on the last century are variations on the theme of ‘internal exile’. Lubonja’s False Apocalypse (published by Istros Books), winner of an English PEN award, takes a unique and disturbing look at post-communist Albania, while Kristufek’s House of the Deaf Man (published by Parthian) charts the fortunes of a Slovak family against the vagaries of central European politics. Rhydderch’s novel The Rice Paper Diaries (published by Seren), set between Wales and Hong Kong during the Second World War, has just won the Welsh Book of the Year fiction prize. This event will be chaired by Rebecca Gould of Soho Theatre.

Presented by English PEN in association with Literature Across Frontiers, Parthian Books and Istros Books.

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