Litteraturens framtid: Alle tings uforutsigbarhet 3Maleri av Arundhati Roy, av Terje Nicolaisen.

The Future of Literature: My Seditious Heart


Lecture by Arundhati Roy

Wednesday 20. September 2017, 19:00 until 20:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free. Free Tickets available from 09:00, 13.September

Oppdatert Tuesday 08. May 2018, kl. 16:13


Tjue år etter romansuksessen Guden for små ting er indiske Arundhati Roy tilbake med en ny roman: Ministeriet for den høyeste lykke. I dette foredraget forteller hun om sitt litterære og politiske virke gjennom tjue år. Foredraget ble holdt i tilknytning til Litteraturhusets tiårsjubileum, 14. september 2017.

Where is literature today – and tomorrow? What is the power of literature in offering empathy and fresh perspectives? In creating a space and a voice for those that are silenced? Does literature have the force to tackle the material and interpersonal challenges that we are faced with? Can it address the human condition and the future of human kind?

Arundhati Roy is one of the writers who will visit the House of Literature this fall, to explore these questions from her unique point of view.

A writer and an activist, she has tackled issues such as pollution, human rights abuses, industrialism and social inequality in both fictional and non-fictional form. Her critically acclaimed novels The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness show the rich, outrageous, beautiful, helter-skelter things big and small that make up the world around us, and the often surprising connections between them.

To mark our ten year anniversary, the House of Literature looks ahead. This fall, we have invited several writers who will shed light on these questions from their unique points of view; writers who, through their writing and work, in different ways approaches these themes, and offers a means to better understand our history and the world that we live in, through words, art and literature.

The lecture will be held in English.

In order to accommodate an expected large turnout, free tickets will be made available.