Transformations: Women’s Writing from the Edges

Transformations: Women’s Writing from the Edges

11 Apr 2018, 16:00 - 17:00

The Cross-Cultural Hub
Language:
English

Nora Ikstena’s novel Soviet Milk, a Latvian bestseller recently translated into English, looks at the lives of three women – daughter, mother and grandmother – during twenty years of socialist rule. Undine Radzevičiūtė’s internationally praised novel Fishes and Dragons depicts the clash of civilisations, and the fundamental questions that this clash raises.UK writer Alys Conran, who has worked with disadvantaged groups to increase access to creative writing, and whose novel Pigeon examines the roles of the voiceless in society, will join us to discuss women’s writing – as a term to be embraced, rejected or complicated – with Bidisha.

 

Contributors

  • Bidisha -

    Chairperson

    Journalist

    Bidisha is a journalist, film-maker and broadcaster and a Trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation. Her most recent book is Asylum and Exile: Hidden...

  • Nora Ikstena

    Speaker

    Baltics Author of the Day (Latvia)

  • Alys Conran

    Speaker

    Author

    In 2016, Alys Conran’s first novel Pigeon (Parthian Books) was published simultaneously in Welsh and English. It has won the Wales Book of the Year...

  • Undinė Radzevičiūtė

    Speaker

    Author

    Undinė Radzevičiūtė is an internationally acclaimed writer, the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. She graduated from the...

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