Wednesday, 27 May 2009

In Other Words

The 24th Lahti Writers' Reunion will take place from June 14th to 16th. The theme of the meeting is summed up under the heading In Other Words, the idea being that if writers want to succeed, they need to learn the art of telling old stories in new words. Among the guests invited to take part this year are A.S. Byatt, Philippe Claudel, Marcel Cohen, Fflur Dafydd, Desmond Egan, Victor Erofeev, Carolyn Forché, Hannele Huovi, Riina Katajavuori, Jayne Anne Phillips and Lise Sinclair.

Books fron Finland has a (perhaps not completely up-to-date) presentation of the forthcoming event here.

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  1. The full list of writer-particiapnts is at:

    http://www.liwre.fi/site/?lan=3&page_id=26

    Apart from the names David mentions, I note the ubiquitous Lithuanian Eugenijus Ališanka, Estonian poets Kristiina Ehin and Maarja Kangro, the Norwegian Johan Harstad, the Icelander Gerður Kristný. So, even disregarding Finnish writers, there is quite a Nordic-Baltic presence, although I cannot see any Swedes or Finland-Swedes.

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