As we process these last two years, what use is literature? How can we talk about our experiences? What will we write about them?
This Wasafiri curated event brings together international writers Ivan Vladislavić (South Africa), Chloe Aridjis (US/Mexico), and Cecilia Knapp (UK) to explore how their work examines and responds to crisis and recovery. Featuring writers from Wasafiri’s special issue on this theme, the panel will reflect on the part that writing plays for our individual and collective recovery in the wake of ongoing crises.
Ivan Vladislavić is a novelist, essayist, and editor. He lives in Johannesburg where he is a Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing. His books include The Folly, The Restless Supermarket and The Distance, which was published in 2020.
Chloe Aridjis was born in New York and grew up in the Netherlands and Mexico. She is the author of three novels including Book of Clouds, which won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in France, and Sea Monsters, which won the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award.
Cecilia Knapp is a poet, playwright and novelist and the current Young People’s Laureate for London. She was shortlisted for the 2020 Outspoken poetry prize and the 2020 Rebecca Swift Foundation Women’s Prize. Her poems have appeared in The White Review, Ambit, Magma and Bath magazines.
Chaired by Malachi McIntosh, Editor and Publishing Director of Wasafiri Magazine.
This pre-recorded event is available to ticket holders to watch on demand until 31 October
Captions will be provided for this event.