Literature at War

Talk & Readings

From Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms to Malraux’s La Condition Humaine, authors have always tried to grapple with war’s place in literature. After a decade of war in Syria, Dima Wannous, the author of The Frightened ones, and Albert Londres-prized journalist Delphine Minoui, author of The Book Collectors of Daraya, explore, in conversation with Ian Black, former Guardian's Middle East editor, how literature has coped with the Syrian war and the devastation it has left in its wake. The conversation will be interspersed with readings by Olivia Ross.

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Related / Latest Publications:
The Book Collectors of Daraya, Delphine Minoui (translated by Lara Vergnaud, published by Picard)
The Frightened, Dima Wannous translated into English by Elisabeth Jaquette, published by Penguin
Ceux qui ont peur, Gallimard, translated into French by François Zabbal, published by Gallimard
Enemies and neighbors, Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017, Ian Black, published by Grove atlantic
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Ian Black Delphine Minoui Dima Wannous Olivia Ross