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Who is Killing Us? Literature and the unveiling of power


Édouard Louis and Sofi Oksanen in conversation with Ane Farsethås

Friday 18. November 2022, 20:00 until 21:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Ticket

Prices: Adult 100,-Video transfer to another room 50,-

In a world dominated by state narratives and information wars, what is the role of the writer?

Power imbalances, exploitation and the dark history of Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe are among the recurring themes in the works of Finnish-Estonian writer and playwright Sofi Oksanen. Her blend of surrealist elements and real-world political plotlines allow for a literary exploration of where political power has been focused historically and where it lies today.

Édouard Louis has long been an admirer of Oksanen’s works. The two authors are also politically active in their home countries, and now meet for a conversation on speaking (and writing) truth to power. What does it mean to be a political writer?

The conversation will be moderated by Ane Farsethås, critic, author, and cultural editor in Morgenbladet.