Christine Otten and Tommy Wieringa & Otto de Kat

Edinburgh International Book Festival

12-28 August 2017

Dutch authors Tommy Wieringa, Christine Otten and Otto de Kat are invited by the the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scotland’s largest literary festival.

Writers Tommy Wieringa and Jessica Thummel will discuss Wieringa’s novel A Beautiful young woman , Thummel’s debut The Cure for Lonely and identity, masculinity and sexuality in the 21st century on Sunday August 20.

Christine Otten performs at three different events. On Tuesday August 22 Otten will join Petina Gappah, Heinz Helle, and James Oswald in the Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series. That same evening, Otten will attend the concert by The Last Poets, who were the inspiration for her recently translated novel. On Wednesday August 23 Christine Otten and The Last Poets will talk about their work.

On Friday August 25, Otto de Kat and Finnish cartoonist and author Arja Kajermo will discuss their work. Both The longest night of Otto the Kat and the debut novel of Kajermo are about life and love in post-war Europe.

The festival received a grant from the Dutch Foundation for Literature to cover the travel expenses of Wieringa and Otten.


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