Moderator: Bill Richardson
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A stunning sampling of Europe’s finest authors, discover the extraordinary works and inspirations of three international talents taking the literary scene by storm. The first woman to win Italy’s prestigious Strega Prize in fifteen years, Helena Janeczek shares The Girl with the Leica, an exhilarating, evocative rendering of German-Jewish war photographer and anti-fascist activist Gerda Taro. One of contemporary Flemish literature’s most revered authors, Tom Lanoye’s previous novel Speechless made him the highest-selling author in the Benelux countries. He shares his remarkable new work, Slaves to Fortune, a scathing satire of the global financial crisis. Leading French Congolese author Wilfried N’Sondé confronts French attitudes towards immigrants and maps out imaginative new moral futures in The Silence of the Spirits.
Tom Lanoye is an award-winning Belgian novelist, poet, playwright and stage performer. He is the author of more than fifty works of poetry, drama, and fiction, and his work has been translated into fifteen languages. His bestseller Speechless was awarded several major awards and has been adapted for screen in 2017. Lanoye has won many prestigious European literary prizes. When not on stage, Lanoye lives in Antwerp and Cape Town.