Thursday, 16 January 2014

Writers Unlimited, The Hague

The must-go appointment for literature lovers in the NL, Writers Unlimited starts today in The Hague.

Tickets are still available and although I always think that these events are always a bit too expensive to become really mainstream, some of the writers enlisted are really worth seeing.

There's Ian Buruma, for instance, the Dutch-British journalist and writer, whose area of interest range from the causes and aftermath of the killing of Theo Van Gogh to the history of modern Japan. He just wrote a very interesting book about 1945. See its NYT review here:

Then there's Amin Maalouf, Lebanese writer and member of the Academie Francaise, who will give a lecture tomorrow evening and will be interviewed on stage on Saturday.

I also like Geert Mak very much, especially his travel book and TV series In Europa. Old episodes can be seens here:

Indeed a full programme and an ideal indoor activity, also given the sad sad weather.

Link to the festival's website (in English):

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