21 Feb

Literary encounter ‘Through the Eyes of Immigrants’

Three authors will be interviewed about immigrants finding their way in a new country during the Writers Unlimted evening in The Hague Public Library on Friday, 21 February.

Three countries, 3 authors, 3 novels will be featured in the panel discussion. The host of the evening is editor and journalist Fiep van Bodegom (De Groene Amsterdammer, De Gids).

  • Rodaan Al Galidi is a poet and writer. Born in Iraq and trained as a civil engineer, he has lived in the Netherlands since 1998. His new book Two Blankets, Three Sheets is an inspiring tale of survival, a close-up view of the hidden world of refugees and human smugglers, and a sobering reflection of our times.
  • Annelies Verbeke is a Belgian writer of award winning novels, short stories and plays. Her novel Thirty Days about Alphonse, a Senegalese immigrant, is a deeply moving story about love, outsiders and the human need to connect.
  • Pierre Jarawan moved to Germany with his family at the age of 3. Inspired by his father's imaginative bedtime stories, he started writing at the age of 13. His first novel about Samir's quest for his missing father, The Storyteller, became an international bestseller.

The evening will be held in English.

More info

The Writers Unlimited programe will take place from 20.30 to 22.00 hrs. on Friday, 21 February in Studio B of The Hague Public Library (Spui 68) in The Hague.

Tickets cost € 10.00 per person, € 7.00 for members of The Hague Public Library and holders of the  Ooievaarspas and CJP. Students are free of charge. Books will be on sale by De Vries Van Stockum Books.

For more information and tickets go to www.writersunlimited.nl.