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3 Jun 2015 19:00

European Literature Night VII: When Home Is Far Away

Living away from home, being away from family nowhere near the touchstones of childhood memories is something many of us choose to do. But what if you haven’t chosen such a life and it has simply been thrust upon you? How does it feel to know you can’t go back? Three writers who live in exile across Europe share the stories that come to them and reveal how their creativity breathes new life into new places when home is far away.

WITH Hassan Blasim (Iraq/Finland) winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2014, Hamid Ismailov (Uzbekistan/UK) the BBC World Service’s first Writer in Residence and renowned poet Ribka Sibhatu (Eritrea/Italy). Hosted by journalist Rosie Goldsmith.

Free admission
Booking: piccadilly@waterstones.com

Part of European Literature Night VII

Hamid Ismailov
Ribka Sibhatu
Hassan Blassim
photo: Katja Bohm


Waterstones Piccadily, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD


3 Jun 2015 19:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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