Göteborg Book Fair

Daan Heerma van Voss in Sweden

27-30 September 2018

From 27 to 30 September, Daan Heerma van Voss will visit the Göteborg Book Fair in Sweden. He will speak with writers Hynek Pallas and Jana Juráňová and publisher Svante Weyler about free speech and self-censorship. How much can a free dialogue tolerate before it either secludes to self-censorship or yields to those intolerant structures it aims to oppose? Is the pen actually mightier than the sword, and how should we protect writers and journalists?

Daan Heerma van Voss (1986) is a novelist and historian. He has written essays and articles for several national and international newspapers, such as NRC, Humo, Das Magazin, Haaretz (Israel), Dissidentbloggen (Sweden), Svenska Dagbladet, PEN International, Vogue US and The New York Times. His novel Sunday Man was nominated for the Anton Wachter Prize in 2012 and The Land 32 was nominated for the Halewijn Prize and the Cutting Edge Award. Ultimatum was nominated for the Diamanten Kogel. He was also awarded De Tegel for extraordinary journalistic achievements. Showing Colours, his book on racism, only available online (October 2017) was bought more than 11,000 times in two days. His work has been translated in various languages, an overview of which can be found in our translation’s database.