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Kosmopolis. Continuous Programme 2017

Literary activities series

The Kosmopolis Continuous Programme is a programme of dialogues, workshops, conferences and concerts that over the course of the year and between the different editions, keeps alive the spirit of the biennial festival Kosmopolis, whose ninth edition was held from 22 and 26 March 2017.

In 2017, the Kosmopolis Continuous Programme welcomed prominent figures of international literature (Ian McEwan, Teju Cole, Enrique Vila-Matas, Ngugi wa Thiong’o , Karl Ove Knausgård and Colson Whitehead), as well as presenting a monograph on Canadian literature (with Liz Howard, Anakana Schofield, Louis Jolicoeur and Nicolas Dickner) and a translation slam to celebrate International Translation day.

Videos of all these activities can be viewed below.

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Colson Whitehead Answers the Proust Questionnaire

Taking advantage of the visit as part of the Kosmopolis continuous programme by Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad  (National Book Award 2016 and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017), we put to him the Proust Questionnaire in order to find out some aspects and interesting curiosities of his personality.

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Colson Whitehead

A talk with the author of “The Underground Railroad: A Novel”

The writer Llucia Ramis talks with New York writer Colson Whitehead, author of six novels and several non-fiction works, who made his debut in 1999 with The Intuitionist and presents his book The Underground Railroad: A Novel (2016). The Underground Railroad narrates the escape of a slave girl from a plantation and her journey through different states in the south of the United States on board an allegorical train that refers to the clandestine network that helped slaves escape during the 19th century. ...

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Previous activities

Talk with Colson Whitehead

We talk with the author of “The Underground Railroad: A Novel”, 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Translation Slam

Live battle of translations

Talk with Karl Ove Knausgård

Conversation between the Norwegian Author and Antonio Lozano

Discovering the North

Special session on Canadian literature

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Africa, Writing and Emancipation

Lecture by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

The Errant Novel

Writers Teju Cole and Enrique Vila-Matas will be talking with Jordi Nopca

The McEwan Moment

Journalist Antonio Lozano interviews British writer Ian McEwan

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