The Saladin Days 2010
In 2010 the Saladin days presented the world premiere of the stage play Desert Storms, written by Tariq Ali and Thorvald Steen. The program also featured the writers Hanan al-Skaykh and Mustafa Can.
Thorvald Steen is among Norway’s most internationally oriented writers, having written about historical figures such as Saladin and Snorre, as well as contemporary literature, children’s books, essays and plays. A former head of the Norwegian Writer’s Union and Norwegian PEN board member, Steen has been translated into 20 languages.
Tariq Ali is an international author, historian and political activist. He has written more than 30 books of non-fiction, fiction and history, and is a popular lecturer. He was one of the organisers of the big demonstrations against the war in Vietnam, and has been celebrated in song by the Rolling Stones.