Family Tales of War

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With Dulce Maria Cardoso, Martin Fahner, Żanna Słoniowska, and Péter Gárdos

How can literature reconcile the personal with the national, even international, experience?

As authors around Europe increasingly write about history through a familial lens, Dulce Maria Cardoso of Portugal, Martin Fahrner of the Czech Republic, Polish-Ukrainian author Zanna Sloniowska, and Péter Gárdos of Hungary discuss how they use family stories to tell wider stories of war and its impact across Europe.

Chaired by Anita Sethi.

Anita Sethi is an award-winning journalist, writer and critic who has written for publications including The Guardian and Observer, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, Granta and New Statesman, appears regularly on BBC radio, and chairs events at venues in the UK and around the world.

Part of the European Writers’ Tour 2017 in partnership with EUNIC London, the Portuguese Embassy, the Czech Centre London, the Polish Cultural Institute in London, Slovenian Embassy and the Hungarian Cultural Centre

The European Writers’ Tour 2017 is a EUNIC London project coordinated by the Instituto Camões (Portugal) in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature and the British Library. It is supported by The European Commission Representation in the UK and EUNIC Global, with additional support from the Czech Centre, Flanders House and the Institut Français.


Name: Family Tales of War
Where: Knowledge Centre
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96 Euston Road
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