HELSINKI LIT / PROGRAMME

Host: Alma Pöysti

 

FRIDAY

17.00 Thella Johnson – Kjell Westö

A discussion about Finland and Sweden during war and peace, and a little bit about music.

 

17.40  Johanna Frid – TBA

A discussion about relationships and sexual politics between generations.

 

18.10 Mariana Enriquez – Marko Hautala

About Argentina, darkness and fear.


18.50 – 19.10
Short break

 

19.10 Andrey Kurkov – Anna-Lena Laurén 

About the war in Ukraine, about Russia and the city of Kiev.


19.50 Nicolas Lunabba – Aleksis Salusjärvi

How do we give hope for a better future for today’s young people?

 

20.20 – 21.00  Elizabeth Strout – Sirpa Kähkönen

A discussion about women, mothers and writing.

 

SATURDAY

 

12.30 Kevin Chen – Ville Blåfield

About being queer in Taiwan.

 

13.00 Maja Lunde – Iida Turpeinen

The authors talk about a dying planet.

 

13.40 Camila Sosa Villada – Silvia Hosseini

A discussion about lust, sexuality and writing.

 

14.20 Lunch break

 

15.20 Jarl Hellemann prize

The prize for best translation 2023 is awarded

 

15.30 Eleanor Catton – Hanna Nikkanen

Eleanor Catton and Hanna Nikkanen discuss Catton’s new “eco thriller” Birnam Wood.

 

16.10 Nathan Hill – Juha Itkonen

Two author’s views about families, literary fiction and families in literary fiction.

 

16.50-17.30 Adania Shibli – Sampsa Peltonen 

A Palestinian voice in discussion with her Finnish interpreter.