Göteborg Book Fair 2013, Seminar Progr.

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Göteborg Book fair

26–29 september 2013

Publisher: Maria Källsson Editorial Team: Johan Kollén Annica Starfalk Henriette Andersson Anneli Jonasson Gunilla Sandin Graphic Design: Thomas Glans Omslag: Anna Wirsén, Ananas Art Technical coordinator: Siv Falk Graphic production: Rivista AB Print: Elanders, 2013 Address: Göteborg Book Fair SE-412 94 Göteborg, Sweden Phone: +46 31-708 84 00 www.goteborg-bookfair.com

Having your say


he 2013 Book Fair is shaped by the items presented in this seminar programme. Behind each item, there is someone with a story to tell or an opinion to voice. Each item is important and unique, but taken together they form a context. At close range they constitute unique tales and expressions, but together they form a pattern and a motif. The motif is our current era, coloured by our history and replete with the signs and phenomena of our times. With wonderful literature, books, as the common denominator. This year, we focus on Romania – Romania has the floor! Great storytellers and small stories, ­conveying culture and history and building understanding. In 16 seminars, we hereby give the floor to Romania! Bangladesh is a country often associated with disasters in Western media. We have invited five poets – giving you the opportunity to listen to completely different stories. Altogether 375 seminars are presented in the Göteborg Book Fair's seminar programme. In this booklet we present the seminars held in languages other than the Scandinavian. We are proud to present the 2013 Göteborg Book Fair seminar programme.

Photos above: Illustration, Isol Norman Manea Cecilia Samartin Marius Chivu Sofi Oksanen Niel Bushnell

Maria Källsson Book Fair Director

Gunilla Sandin Head of Programme


Göteborg Book fair

september 26–29, 2013

A celebration for book-lovers

Göteborg Book Fair 2012:

99 136 Numbers of visitors

The Göteborg Book Fair affects many more ­ eople than just the exhibitors, guests and p ­v isitors – the air vibrates with conversations about books and culture far outside its walls. Media coverage, with approximately 1. 555 accredited journalists, massive attention from the

press and live reporting, features and news items on the radio and television, reaches further afield than the city, even abroad. When the first Göteborg Book Fair was held in 1985, there were 5. 000 visitors. Recently, that figure has been around 100. 000 – a magical trend for a fair that makes Göteborg the capital city of books for four days each year.

935 Numbers

of exhibitors


Every September, these are two of the most common questions that book-lovers ask each

other. Publishers, authors, agents, librarians, teachers, literature enthusiasts and consumers of arts and culture travel to Göteborg from Sweden, Scandinavia and the rest of the world. And for the people of Göteborg, the fair is a sure sign of autumn.



öteborg Book Fair is an important event for many people in the book business, but it is so much more than this, it is also: A manifestation of arts and culture. A literary festival. A celebration of the written word and freedom of expression. And, not least, a natural part of the year’s events for ordinary readers. “You are going to the fair, aren’t you?” “I’ll see you in Göteborg then?”


The fair at the heart of everything


The fully-integrated hotel, fair and conference facilities, with The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers, are part of Göteborg’s event area, with arenas such as Scandinavium and Ullevi, the Liseberg amusement park, the Museum of World Culture, Filmstaden Bergakungen cinema context and the Universeum ­Science Discovery Center.

But the area around the fair also has plenty of restaurants, cafés, bars and hotels, as well as small parks and other oases.

Trade visits 2012

It is not only Göteborg’s main railway station that is within walking/tram distance, but also a great many of the city’s most important arenas for art and culture: the Göteborg Museum of Art, Göteborg City Theatre and the Concert Hall on Götaplatsen, the Stora Teatern theatre on Avenyn and the Göteborg Opera by the Göta älv River. Whatever visitors to the fair need, finding it is always more or less the same: “It’s just around the corner.”

Education 35 Libraries 24 Booksellers/ Publishers 10 Students 6 Media/Photo 5 Other cultural areas 4

3 446 Total Number of

Programme Items

(per cent)



öteborg Book Fair is at the centre of things, to say the least. It is difficult to think of a more strategically located site for this annual celebration of reading and writing.

Authors 4 Grafic industry 3 Churches/Religious 3 Translators 2 Politicians 1 Others 3

1 555

Numbers of accredited journalists

Göteborg Book fair phOTO: NIKLAS MAUPOIX

september 26–29, 2013 Focus 2012: Nordic literature Main partners: Nordic Council/ Nordic Council of Ministers • The official Nordic co­operation had its 60th Anniversary, the Nordic Council prestigious literature prize was awarded for the fiftieth time, the new Nordic prize for c­ hildren and young people’s literature was announced at the Fair and last but not least – Nordic was as cool as it still is! In other words, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council had many good reasons for c­ reating the Nordic theme 2012. Every second of hard work was worthwhile. Besides the seminars we had 70 activities in the 135 square meter stand, and we were amply rewarded. Audiences flocked to the stand, national and inter­national ­media reported, and we continue to watch the triumph of Nordic literature and culture around the world. Bodil Tingsby, Head of Communications Nordic Council/ Nordic Council of Ministers


specific country or linguistic area, a region or a topical cultural issue – every year, the ­­Göte­borg Book Fair has a specific theme that  pervades the entire fair. The theme for 2013 is Romanian literature. These annual themes permeate the fair, entailing a great deal of positive attention not only for literature but also for the culture of the relevant countries and linguistic areas.


A new focus every year The 2010 theme, African literature, received extra attention. There were 68 participating authors from 28 countries, as well as 15 African publishers, and the ­G öteborg Book Fair’s broadest theme so far generated measurably increased interest and a large number of translations into Swedish and other Nordic languages. – Our aim is that interest in a particular cultural area will result in more translations – in both directions. Each theme causes many ripples on the water, says Gunilla Sandin, Head of Programme for the Göteborg Book Fair. Naturally, the Nordic region has been well represen-

ted over the years. This has been done by focusing on individual countries, as well as by using common Nordic themes, as in 2012. The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have all been the subjects of individual focus, as have British, Spanish, Polish, Dutch and German literature.


Subjects such as freedom of speech, children’s literature, multiculturalism and indigenous peoples have also all received special attention. The Book Fair’s partner in the work towards this year’s theme is the Romanian Cultural Institute. In 2014 Brazilian literature will be the focal theme.

Focus 2008: Latvia Partner: Latvian Literature Centre • The slogan of the Latvian participation at the Göteborg Book Fair as the focus country in 2008 was “Let us build a bridge across the wide sea”, t­ aken from the title of a novel by Latvian writer Dzintars Sodums. Just a few months before the economic recession hit, this very special event, actually the widest international exposure of Latvian literature so far, spotlighted Latvian literature and also Latvian and Swedish cooperation – close neighbours yet with an expanse of water between them. Latvian writers are becoming increasingly popular in Sweden, in part owing to our participation in the Göteborg Book Fair over the years – before and after the impressive showcasing in 2008. Several translations from Latvian to Swedish have followed since then. Janis Oga Director of Latvian Literature Centre


The 2012 Book Fair turned out to be an extremely fruitful event for one of the IRC participants, Bonnier Agency Group. After several bidding sessions that attracted a lot of attention, the company sold the rights to En Man Som Heter Ove by Fredrik Backman to Cappelen Damm in Norway, ArtPeople/People’s Press in Denmark and to Fischer Krueger Scherz in Germany. In addition, the Italian publisher Mondadori bought the rights to the book just after the fair had finished. Ewa Bråthe, Focus 2011: Germany, Austria and Switzerland Partners: Goethe-Institut Schweden, The Frankfurt Book Fair, The Austrian Publishers and Booksellers Association, The Austrian Chamber of Commerce, The Austrian Foreign Ministry, The Austrian Ministry of Culture, The Swiss Booksellers and Publishers Association, The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, The German, Austrian and Swiss Embassies in Sweden • We very much enjoyed collaborating with Bok & Bibliotek 2011 and presenting German-speaking literature at the Book Fair. The interest in the focal theme was indeed beyond our expectations. A lot of new literary voices from Austria, Switzerland and Germany were translated to Swedish and the Book Fair definitely helped to introduce and display them. The Swedish publishing houses were a great support and we established a lot of new and inspiring contacts. Some of the authors visiting the Book Fair 2011 are about to come out with new translations – exactly what we were hoping for! In the years 2009–2012 there were 505 translations made from German to Swedish, and in 2011 alone the number of translations increased 40 per cent. Stefan Pluschkat, Goethe-Institute Schweden

International Sales Manager

Aude Pasquier, Norwegian translator, visited the International Rights Centre last year. phOTO: NIKLAS MAUPOIX

Business among the crowd at IRC



he International Rights ­Centre, IRC, is one of Europe’s most important meeting places for trading in Nordic literary

Focus 2010: Africa Partner: The Nordic Africa Institute • The African theme at the Göteborg Book Fair 2010 was a great success. About 70 authors and other guests from Africa attended and the theme was featured in over 100 programme events and received widespread publicity in both the Swedish and the foreign media. 27 books by African authors were translated into Swedish and presented at the fair. An estimate is that around 20 titles have been translated in the years to follow. We can see that African authors are frequently invited to Sweden and appear in literary programs on TV, in media, and in seminars. Many cultural co-operations take place in exchange with Africa. The Nordic Africa Institute was very happy with the Africa theme and felt that the result was a great success. A prerequisite for the success was the involvement of so many publishers, institutes and organisations. Susanne Linderos, Communications, Nordic Africa Institute

rights. At IRC, publishers and literary agents book meetings to buy and sell rights, get an idea of the supply of titles and meet international colleagues with a specific interest in Nordic literature. At the fair you will find the industry’s largest representation of publishing companies, agents and authors from the Nordic region. This unique opportunity to survey the market is what makes Göteborg Book Fair the foremost venue for trading in Nordic literary rights. Established in the late 1990s, the ever growing IRC has become a significant

• Contact me for more information: Ewa Bråthe, International Sales Manager Phone +46 31 708 84 11 E-mail: eb@goteborg-bookfair.com You can also find information on our website: www.goteborg-bookfair.com

part of the Book Fair. And a highly appreciated part at that. – The International Rights ­Centre in Göteborg has a great atmosphere ­­­ and is a good space for ­meetings – one has privacy, yet it’s also very ­communal. The Göteborg Book Fair is also a great celebration of international authors and it’s inspiring to see how well attended the fair is by the public, says Andy Hine, Foreign Rights Director at UK-based Little, Brown Book Group. Johanna Kinch, literary agent at Bonnier Group Agency, agrees: – The Göteborg Book Fair is one of the nicest fairs. It’s vibrant and accessible and you get to meet not only a lot of ­Scandinavian publishers, but also many German, Dutch and French publishers.

• Price List Table: SEK 4 400 (approx €495) Shelf: SEK 2 000 (approx €225) Extra shelf: SEK 1 000 (approx €112)


In Focus RomaniaN Literature


A Bridge of Books

few years before Romania’s access to the EU, in 2007, the Romanian philosopher and essayist Andrei Pleşu reflected that Romania had always considered itself a part of Europe and that we, Romanians, have Europe in our blood and our spirit, but even in our libraries and books. However, this community spirit was not shared by all of our European fellow countries, possibly because of the isolation that Romania had lived in during almost half a century of communism. There was still a distance between us that Pleşu suggested could be surmounted with ”a bridge of books” – a challenge that stands true to the present day and which is one of the best ways to get to know each other in a profound way. Romanian lite r atur e , in particular, has long functioned as a prism for Europe and the E­ uropean experience: many of our writers

Romanian writers at Göteborg book fair • Gabriela Adameşteanu • Ana Blandiana • Svetlana Cârstean • Mircea Cărtărescu • Marius Chivu • Daniela Crăsnaru • Mircea Dinescu • Cătălin Dorian Florescu • Dana Grigorcea • Florina Iliş • Dan Lungu • Norman Manea • Felicia Mihali • Ioana Nicolaie • Ioan Es. Pop • Varujan Vosganian


live in other countries and even write in other ­languages, some of them returning to their ­R omanian roots, others taking their adoptive homes as a starting point. This is the case for several of this year’s guests, among them Cătălin Dorian Florescu and Dana ­Grigorcea. At the same time, we wish to show that the literature written in Romania during the latest decades has a highly artistic level. Topic-wise, it can be about ­existential issues (Mircea Cărtărescu), Romania’s recent history ­(Gabriela Adameşteanu), the feminine experience (Svetlana Cârstean, Ioana Nicolaie), documentary ­realism akin to the widely ­successful Romanian movie wave (Dan Lungu) or about the tragic destiny of the Armenian people (Varujan Vosganian). This is why Romania is represented at this year’s Book Fair in Göteborg by two equally strong s­ ides: literature written in Romanian, in Romania, and exile literature

written by Romanian writers settled in Canada, Germany, Switzerland and the United States. It can be safely stated that Romanian literature is living a boom that can only be compared with the blooming interwar period, when names such as E.M. Cioran, Eugène Ionesco, Mircea E­ liade, ­Gherasim Luca, Benjamin Fondane and Tristan Tzara engraved themselves into the ­history of world literature. Through the Romanian-­German Herta Müller, Romania recently received half of a Nobel prize, and there is already talk of other R ­ omanian writers, among them ­Mircea Cărtărescu and Norman Manea, worthy of the same honour. At the same time, there are ­numerous others, especially among those who debuted in the nineties, who have been translated into different world languages, from English and French to Arabic and Hebrew.


included in the Romanian focal theme or related to Romania

THursday ● 13.00–13.45 What’s unique about

Romanian literature?

Participants: Mircea Cărtărescu, Norman Manea,

Gabriela Adameşteanu, Marius Chivu ● 14.00–14.45 Fluid world of words – minority

­languages in globalized literature

Participants: Laimantas Jonušys, Florina Ilis,

Dorota Jovanka Ćirlić, Tora Hedin, Pavel Zajíček, Mícheál Ó Conghaile, Afonso Cruz ● 14.30–14.50 The Romanian photographer

Carol Popp de Szathmari (in Swedish)

That Romanian literature is strong and exciting is thus proven by its presence in many other languages, but also by Romania’s participation as the country in focus to the Book Fair in Göteborg and recently even to the book fairs in Paris and Turin. We see this status as an honour and an acknowledgement of the strength of our literature, but also as an acknowledgement of the efforts of the Romanian Cultural Institute of Stockholm to make its country’s literature known to a Swedish public. We believe culture to be Romania’s big chance to conquer the world, with literature playing a major role in the process.

Director of The Romanian Cultural Institute of Stockholm

The writer’s involvement in the public arena Participants: Mircea Cărtărescu,

Norman Manea

● 17.00–17.45

Mutter Courage and her daughters Participants: Angelika Reitzer,

Dana Grigorcea

saturday ● 11.00–11.45

The image of the Roma in contemporary literature Participants: Cătălin Dorian Florescu,

Participant: Dan Shafran

● 15.00–15.45 The thing about writing

Armenian destinies

and reading short stories

Participants: Gabriela Adameşteanu,

Daniela Crăsnaru, Dan Lungu

● 16.00–16.45 The Eastward (in Swedish) Participants: Anders Bodegård, Sophie Sköld, Jonas Ellerström

Friday ● 11.00–11.45 A past that haunts Participant: Norman Manea ● 13.00–13.45 Inside a writer’s brain Participant: Mircea Cărtărescu

Dan Shafran,

● 15.00–15.45

● 14.00–14.20

Vägen från svenskstuderande till översättare (in Swedish)

Elisabeth Hjorth, Varujan Vosganian, Dezideriu Gergely

● 13.00–13.45


Varujan Vosganian

● 14.00–14.45

Is exile an integral part of Romanian literature? Participants: Cătălin Dorian Florescu,

Dana Grigorcea, Felicia Mihali ● 15.00–15.45

The heaven in the belly (in Swedish) Participants: Ioana Nicolaie, Aase Berg

● 17.00–17.20 A postmodern Romanian voice Participant: Mircea Cărtărescu Sunday ● 12.00–12.45

The psychology of storytelling Participant: Cătălin Dorian Florescu

Participants: Björn Apelkvist, Simona Tentea

Photo: Cato Lein



The seminars in this programme are held in English, unless otherwise noted.

september 26

Illustration: Isol

10.00–10.45 Code To1000.3

What are academic publications doing in the library? The conditions for scientific communication are changing swiftly to meet increasing demands for reach, impact and free access to research results. Libraries are turning into 24-7 stores for scientific products. From their archives, publications can be fetched for reading and printing at cost price. What further demands should libraries meet in terms of market adjustment, quality control and ranking? A discussion about how scientific libraries are taking on new challenges. With: Eva Stensköld, the Ministry of Education and Research, Margo Bargheer, Göttingen University Press, Germany, Guus van den Brekel, Central Medical Library, Netherlands, Helena Francke, The Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Patrick Vonderau, Stockholm University, Wilhelm Widmark, Stockholm University Library. Moderator: Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren, Stockholm University Library. Organizer: Swedish Library Association and Stockholm University Library

11.00–11.45 Code To1100.2

Lennart Frick, Ieva Lešinska, Marie Lundquist

The freedom to ignore power Latvian poet Imants Ziedonis (1933–2013) was an innovative virtuoso and a master of the form, who also wrote multifaceted prose poems. He enjoyed immense popularity, almost on the level of a m ­ ovie star, a popularity no less important as a form of protection against Soviet oppression. Four volumes of selected poems are available in Swedish, most recently Epifanier [Epiphanies] (2013). Lennart Frick, writer, Ziedonis’s Swedish publisher and the founder of publishing company Fripress, Ieva Lešinska, Latvian journalist, critic and translator and Marie Lundquist, Swedish poet and translator, in a conversation about one of Latvia’s most significant poets. Moderated by Juris Kronbergs, poet and translator. Language: Swedish and English Organizer: Latvian Literature Centre

12.00–12.45 Code To1200.3 Frans de Waal

Human morality comes from within Mankind’s morality does not come from any ­higher power – it comes from within. Morals, compassion, a sense of right and wrong and even religion have all been around for as long as humans, and are the result of evolution. This according to Frans de Waal, one of the world’s leading primatologists and selected by Time Magazine as one of the hundred most influential people of our time, in his new book The Bonobo and the Atheist. de Waal is well known for his vivid stories recounting how bonobos and other mammals to a high degree possess traits we refer to as “human”. Now he takes a step further, dragging religion down to earth. Frans de Waal, himself an atheist, emphasises that religion can play a positive role in society while criticising some in the New Atheist movement for being dogmatic. Introduction: Sharon Jåma, journalist. Organizer: Karneval Förlag


Isol – 2013 winner of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Illustration from Numeralia.

12.00–12.45 Code To1200.9

12.30–12.50 Code To1230.2

Isol – 2013 winner of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

You learn more when it’s fun!


In the words of the jury: “Isol creates picture books from the eye-level of the child. Her pictures vibrate with energy and explosive emotions. With a restrained palette and ever-innovative pictorial solutions, she shifts ingrained perspectives and pushes the boundaries of the picture book medium. Taking children’s clear view of the world as her starting point, she addresses their questions with forceful artistic expression and offers open answers. With liberating humour and levity, she also deals with the darker aspects of existence.” Meet Argentinian picture book artist, illustrator, writer and singer Isol (Marisol Misenta) in a conversation with jury member and writer Mats Kempe. Organizer: Swedish Arts Council, The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA)

Sharon Ahlquist

What do you do when someone dumps rubbish in your street? How do you deal with anti-social neighbours? How do you organize a street party? These are some of the questions faced by a class of 11–13 year olds working on Storyline, Our ­Sustainable Street. For five weeks they took on the roles of families who had moved into a newly built street in the fictitious English town of Danbury. Working on tasks linked to the syllabus for English, they developed their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing – and had fun. Sharon ­Ahlquist, senior university lecturer in English, talks about Storyline, Our Sustainable Street. Organizer: Studentlitteratur



Gabriela Adameşteanu

Mircea Cărtărescu

Norman Manea

12.30–12.50 Code To1230.3

13.00–13.45 Code To1300.1

Prison poetry

Books – a medium in transformation

Mircea Cărtărescu, Norman Manea, Gabriela Adameşteanu, Marius Chivu

”I was a Presidential candidate in Belarus when I was assaulted by people dressed in black. I ended up in a hospital, from which I was abducted by masked men. In the middle of the night. From the intensive care unit. Naked. From that moment on, I recall the horror.” Eva Nyaklyayewa talks about the new collection of poems by her father, Uladzimir Nyaklyayew, with publisher Maria Söderberg and translator Janina Orlov. Language: English and Swedish

Books are no longer what they once were – nor are our conception of them. With the launch of e-readers and tablets, the borders of the book – as well as the reading and writing of them – have been dissolved. Books are now a medium among many others. The question is what happens with the physical artefact once it becomes digital? What is the e-book capable of and what does the future look like for printed books? An international panel of literature scholars, media experts, software designers and strategists discuss the digital transformation of the book as a medium. With: Alexandra Borg, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Bonnierförlagen, Adam Hyde, Booksource, Berlin, Jesper Olsson, Linköping University, and Ben Vershbow, The Institute for the Future of the Book & NYPL, New York. Moderator: Pelle Snickars, National Library of Sweden.

Admittedly, Mircea Cărtărescu has little in common with Norman Manea, while ­Norman Manea has little in common with ­G abriela Adameşteanu. And it’s how it should be, literature’s foremost voices are always unique. Still, whenever one tries to outline an abstract picture of Romanian literature through the times, there are certain notions that always come up, such as the avant-garde, black humour or exile. It is t­herefore worth discussing whether Romanian literature, history or society have seen any ­undercurrents that have contributed to the actual shape of Cărtărescu’s, Manea’s or Adameşteanu’s ­writings. Contributing to the talk: Marius Chivu, one of Romania’s most influential literary critics and an author in his own right. Moderator: Jonas Ellerström, Swedish publisher.

Eva Nyaklyayewa, Maria Söderberg, Janina Orlov

Organizer: Ellips and Litteraturresan/Belarus [Belarusian Literary Journey]

Alexandra Borg, Adam Hyde, Jesper Olsson, Ben Vershbow

Organizer: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, National Library of Sweden and Bonnierförlagen

13.00–13.45 Code To1300.6

What’s unique about Romanian literature?

Organizer: The Romanian Cultural Institute


The seminars in this programme are held in English, unless otherwise noted.



september 26



Simon Bartram

Niel Bushnell

Michael Kaiser

14.00–14.45 Code To1400.2

14.00–14.45 Code To1400.7

15.00–15.45 Code To1500.9

Simon Bartram, Niel Bushnell

Awardwinning authors from northern England Children’s authors Simon Bartram and Niel Bushnell, live and work in the North East of England. Simon Bartram is an award-winning author and illustrator; his successful picture books include Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary and Man on the Moon, which won the prestigious Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Bob and Barry’s Lunar Adventures is Simon’s latest series for young readers. Niel Bushnell began his career working as a comic artist before moving into animation on feature films and for computer games. Niel’s debut fantasy adventure novel, Sorrowline, won a Northern Writers Award in 2011. The award helped secure a two-book publishing deal with Andersen Press for Sorrowline and its sequel, Timesmith. The two authors will discuss their work and careers with Swedish journalist Lotta Olsson. Organizer: New Writing North/Durham Book Festival

14.00–14.45 Code To1400.4

Nanoy Rafael, Sergio Bumatay III

Oh, ooh, oooooh! Winner of this year’s Peter Pan award. Filipino picture book Naku, nakuu, nakuuu! (meaning roughly Oh, ooh, oooooh!), winner of this year’s Peter Pan award, represents a part of the world rarely found in the children’s section in Swedish book stores. Writer Nanoy Rafael, who has devoted his time to teaching children read and write poetry through an association ­called LIRA, and internationally renowned illustrator ­Sergio Bumatay III in a conversation with Swedish w ­ riter Mats Kempe about the universal theme of the book – getting a sibling. Every year, IBBY Sverige (the Swedish section of the International Board on Books for Young People), confers the ­Peter Pan award for the best translated book from a culture, country or language rarely represented in Sweden, or a book that introduces a writer unknown or less known in Sweden. Organizer: IBBY

Fluid world of words – minority languages in globalized literature Translation and translators have a key role to play in safeguarding and promoting linguistic and cultural diversity especially in minority languages. Writers and translators from Czech Republic, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Romania will discuss the role of minority languages in the concept of cultural identity and the effects of globalization on translations. The writers will share their unique experience of writing in minority languages and will debate the importance of translations into other languages. Participants: translator Laimantas Jonušys (Lithuania), writer Florina Ilis (Romania), translator Dorota Jovanka Ćirlić (Poland), translator Tora Hedin (Sweden), writer Pavel Zajíček (Czech Republic), writer Mícheál Ó Conghaile (Ireland), writer Afonso Cruz (Portugal). Moderator: Gunnar Bolin, Culture Correspondent, Swedish Radio. Organizer: International Cultural Programme Centre in Lithuania, Romanian Cultural Institute, Czech Centres, Dublin Unesco City of Literature, British Council in Portugal, WrocławEuropean Capital of Culture 2016/ European Literature Nights project

15.00–15.45 Code To1500.7 Michael Kaiser

Secretary of Culture and corporate healer ”In today’s financial situation, we Americans may have something to offer Europe,” says Michael Kaiser, CEO of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. He has been dubbed America’s Secretary of Culture – even though such a position doesn’t exist. You also keep hearing the epithet “The Turnaround King”. In plain English, Kaiser is a wizard at getting private funding for highbrow culture: he has practically made Kennedy Center the national stadium for the fine arts and saved The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden from financial ruin and looming fiasco by raising 100 million dollars in 18 months. But Kaiser is controversial, especially in France where they find his brazen fondness for using private funding for culture unpalatable. Michael Kaiser, whose courses in Arts management are available in 70 countries, is here to share his experiences. Introduction by Bodil Tingsby, Head of Communication at the Nordic Council of Ministers. Organizer: The Nordic Council of Ministers/The Nordic Council


Gabriela Adameşteanu, Daniela Crăsnaru, Dan Lungu

The thing about writing and reading short stories The New York Times recently proclaimed the short story to be the ideal literary genre for the new digital world. Short stories have a tradition going back to the Ancient Greeks and to this day they continue to engage many prose writers. Some of them, like Hemingway, Carver, Borges or Munro, have specialized in the short format and turned it into a fine art. But what is so special about short stories apart from the format and how does the format shape the content? The topic is discussed by Gabriela Adameşteanu, Daniela Crăsnaru and Dan Lungu, who have all contributed to the Romanian short story anthology Skräpliv [Trash Life], first published in Swedish (2013). Moderator: Jens Liljestrand, author och literary critic. Organizer: The Romanian Cultural Institute and 2244

16.00–16.45 Code To1600.4 Marlene Streeruwitz

Is there such a thing as a literary language? In her literary work, Austrian writer Marlene Streeruwitz discusses the role of the individual in the public sphere, addressing themes as diverse as her country’s attitude towards contemporary Nazi terrorism and how to survive as a feminist. By a deliberate use of language, she has created her very own aesthetic form and a platform for the subject: her heroines often have names resembling her own in order to highlight the absurdity in the reader’s attitude towards biographical matter, especially when it comes to female authors. Meet award-winning writer and playwright Marlene Streeruwitz, one of Austria’s most radical voices, in a conversation with Swedish culture journalist Yvonne Ihmels about how to survive as a feminist. Organizer: The Embassy of Austria and culture magazine Cora


september 28

Frans de Waal, Lone Frank

Are we prisoners of biology? How natural science turns our self-image upside down

Frans de Waal

Lone Frank Photo: DANIEL ABAD

The bonobo is a monkey that resembles you – if you have an innate sense of right and wrong and prefer to settle disputes in a peaceful manner. Studies of this peace-loving animal form the basis for the groundbreaking work of primatologist Frans de Waal, which has convinced many that em­ pathy, morals and a conscience are biologically determined traits, not specifically human constructs. In his new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist, de Waal discusses the possibility of an evolutionary basis for religion as well. In her latest book, science journalist Lone Frank focuses on the very source of inherited behaviour – the brain. In Mindfield, she takes a look at both the latest cerebral discoveries and how an increasingly thorough schematic of this complex organ affects our self-perception. Journalist Sharon Jåma helms this conversation about the significance of biology and whether there is a natural explanation for everything.



10.00–10.45 Code Fr1000.3

Organizer: Karneval Förlag and Fri Tanke Förlag

11.00–11.45 Code Fr1100.11 Norman Manea, Agneta Pleijel

A past that haunts The acclaimed Romanian writer Norman Manea returns to Göteborg with his latest book, The Lair, a novel examining the Romanian literary diaspora in the US and the skeletons still inhabiting different writers’ closets long after they have turned from East European refugees into respected American citizens. We encounter a world famous professor of religions with right-wing extremist sympathies, his best apprentice who gets mysteriously murdered in a public toilet, as well as several lifelong friends whose destinies keep intersecting on several continents. Partner in conversation: Agneta Pleijel, Swedish writer. Organizer: The Romanian Cultural Institute and 2244

13.00–13.45 Code Fr1300.5

Mircea Cărtărescu, Sara Danius

Héctor Abad Faciolince

Inside a writer’s brain Several literary critics have stated that Mircea Cărtărescu’s books give them the “pleasurable” feeling of stepping into a writer’s brain. A brain populated by mythological, hallucinatory beings and fantastic symbols such as butterflies, dazzling light, labyrinths, endless carpets and ­doors leading into other time dimensions. Mircea Cărtărescu talks with Swedish writer Sara ­Danius about a body of work that has been described as “majestic” and “grandiose”, “an intoxicating reading experience” and “a flow with a magnetic quality to it”. Organizer: The Romanian Cultural Institute

14.00–14.45 Code Fr1400.8

14.00–14.45 Code Fr1400.11

Colombia beyond magic realism

Bengali poetry from Rabindranath Tagore till today

Héctor Abad Faciolince

Colombian Héctor Abad Faciolince is one of the most prominent writers of the generation following the wave of magic realism and iconic Latin Americans such as García Márquez, Borges and ­Allende. In 1987 Abad Faciolince was forced to flee when his father, a famous medical doctor and academic who fought against oppression and social inequality in Colombia, was brutally murdered. Twenty years later this trauma became the subject of one of his most famous and acclaimed novels, Oblivion: A Memoir. Héctor Abad Faciolinces has also worked as a journalist and translator. Several of his novels have been translated into English and many other languages. Here in a conversation about his writing with Joan M. Álvarez Valencia, director of Insituto Cervantes in Stockholm.

The Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He was the first writer from outside the European continent to receive this honour. This year we want to celebrate the 100-years’ anniversary for this event. Joining us in this celebrations are the Bengali ­p oets Nirmalendu Goon, Ruby Rahman, Muhammad Samad and Anisur Rahman who will join in a dialogue with Swedish poets Lars Häger and Magnus Dahlerus. Their dialogue will highlight the influence of Tagore and post Tagore Bengali poetry and even look into contemporary poetry trends in Bangladesh. Moderator: Ola Larsmo, president Swedish PEN. Organizer: Litteraturcentrum Uppsala, Networkers South North, Voksenåsen-Oslo and Studiefrämjandet in Uppsala County

Organizer: The Embassy of Colombia



The seminars in this programme are held in English, unless otherwise noted.

september 28 Photo: HISTORISKA MEDIA

15.00–15.45 Code Fr1500.5

Mircea Cărtărescu, Norman Manea

The writer’s involvement in the public arena When a society has problems, it is most often writers who throw themselves into the public arena, fighting for the common good. Such involvement may threaten to overshadow one’s writings and expose the writer to everything from public hate to physical danger, especially in autocratic states. As a result, certain writers refuse to take on a public role, arguing that they have a right to their ivory tower just like every other citizen. Others are of the opinion that writers have a responsibility to be involved in society life, at any price. The theme is discussed by Mircea Cărtărescu and Norman Manea, who have themselves experienced most implications of their civic involvement. Moderator: Björn Wiman, cultural editor at ­Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Organizer: The Romanian Cultural Institute

Courage and the love of truth Last year, Syrian novelist and journalist Samar Yazbek won the Tucholsky award from Swedish PEN for her reports from the Syrian uprising – “writings characterised by courage and the love of truth, grounded in a defence of the dignity of those individual citizens who are caught in the middle of the conflict”. Yazbek is one of Syria’s most important voices in the struggle for human rights. She was forced to leave the country in 2011 after having being arrested by security forces, and today she is living in exile in Paris. Cinnamon is her first novel to be translated into Swedish (as En mörk strimma av ljus). Samar Yazbek in a conversation with Cecilia Uddén, Middle East reporter for Swedish Radio, about her book and the horrible situation in her native country. Language: Swedish and Arabic with Swedish ­interpretation. Organizer: Ordfront

Orlando Figes

Life in the Gulag In 1946, after five years’ imprisonment, first in German labour camps and later in the Gulag, Lev Mishchenko receives an unexpected letter from his beloved Sveta. Over the following eight years, they miraculously manage to exchange more than 1.200 emotionally charged letters. British historian Orlando Figes struck upon a unique find when he came across the couple’s letters in a Russian archive. In his celebrated book, Just Send Me Word, their Gulag-era correspondence presents us with a rare glimpse into prison life. Orlando Figes, whose work includes the critically acclaimed The Whisperers (2009), tells a story of boundless love and the will to survive during horrible conditions.

16.00–16.20 Code Fr1600.9 Caitlin Moran

The world according to Caitlin Moran With How to be a woman, she won the hearts of her readers with a straight-forward and humorous feminist manifest. In the new book, Moranthology, Caitlin Moran aims her gaze at the rest of the world in a series of funny and incisive analyses. A conversation with publisher Martin Kaunitz. Organizer: Albert Bonniers Förlag

17.00–17.20 Code Fr1700.6 Cecilia Samartin

Love, alienation and human rights The best-selling Cuban-American writer Cecilia Samartin talks about her new novel La Peregrina. She also describes working as a psychotherapist and working for human rights in Cuba and among the poor in today’s Los Angeles.

Organizer: Historiska Media

15.00–15.20 Code Fr1500.8 Patricio Ferrari

Fernando Pessoa’s infinite literary universe

Samar Yazbek

Orlando Figes Photo: MANAF AZZAM

15.00–15.45 Code Fr1500.6

16.00–16.45 Code Fr1600.1

Organizer: Bazar Förlag

Samar Yazbek Photo: JOHN ANDRESEN

Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa published very little in his lifetime, but left numerous manu­ scripts behind. Literature scholar Patricio Ferrari presents some of Pessoa’s last published works as well as some hitherto unpublished material. Organizer: The Embassy of Portugal, Instituto Camões

17.00–17.45 Code Fr1700.8

Angelika Reitzer, Dana Grigorcea

Mutter Courage and her daughters Female life stories in contemporary German-language literature Austrian writer Angelika Reitzer’s new book Unter uns [Among us] revolves around a young woman looking for her place in the world after the dissolution of her family. Baba Rada, by Swiss-Romanian writer Dana Grigorcea, is about a modern-life Mutter Courage and her family on the outskirts of society in post-Ceauşescu Romania. Both books are fiercely critical of society, turning established patterns of life on their heads through their intimate portraits of female characters. Angelika Reitzer and Dana Grigorcea in a conversation about the literary depiction of the shifting conditions confronting women in contemporary Europe. Moderator: Irina Hron-Öberg, German and Literature instructor at Stockholm University. Language: German Organizer: The Embassy of Switzerland, Pro Helvetia and The Embassy of Austria

Cecilia Samartin



september 28 Photo: CLAES HERRLANDER

10.00–10.45 Code Lö1000.1 Liliane Korb, Laurence Lefèvre

Sisters in crime The phrase “fin du siècle Paris” is sure to evoke shimmering images of cabarets, elegant salons and elaborate art nouveau architecture, accompanied by the music of Debussy and the scent of absinth. That there was a seamy side as well is evident in the works of Liliane Korb and Laurence Lefèvre, two French sisters who write detective stories under the shared pseudonym of Claude Izner. The Assassin in the Marais is their fourth novel about bookseller Victor Legris. The two sisters, themselves once Seine-side book mongers, have – among other things – received the prestigious Michel Lebrun award for Best French detective story. Moderator: Maria Neij, Swedish journalist

A leading literary voice in Portugal A conversation between Ana Luísa Amaral and publisher Marianne Sandels about the writer’s life and work. A unique opportunity to listen to one of the most influential literary voices in today’s Portugal.

12.00–12.45 Code Lö1200.9 Hanaa al-Ramli

My book is your book Reading to stay alive

11.00–11.45 Code Lö1100.2

Hanaa al-Ramli Photo: CATO LEIN

The image of the Roma in contemporary literature

Roma are undeniably one of the world’s most exposed peoples: constantly persecuted, banished from large parts of Europe already during the 16th century, enslaved in others, decimated under Nazi rule, excluded from society under communist times, exploited by criminal organizations in the new, open Europe. In literature, Roma are often described as struggling people on the outskirts of society, but also as colorful personalities deeply intimate with nature’s ancient laws. The topic of how Roma live on in contemporary literature is discussed by Cătălin Dorian Florescu, Elisabeth Hjorth and Varujan Vosganian, who have written about Roma in their latest books, Dezideriu Gergely, executive director of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) in Budapest, and KlasGöran Karlsson, writer and historian.

Jordanian children’s rights champion Hanaa alRamli’s passion for books spurred her to use social media to spread her idea about creating libraries in refugee camps around the Middle East, by collecting books from private donors. The project also includes activities aimed at encouraging and motivating children to visit the library and to read. The initiative, formed in a Palestine refugee camp in Jordan in 2009, has now spread across the Arab world. In three years 25 libraries, each comprising 3.000 books, have been constructed in refugee camps and other underdeveloped areas. Hanaa al-Ramli in a conversation with Kattis Ahlström, Secretary-General of BRIS (Children’s Rights in ­Society). Organizer: Diakonia, Save the Children, Swedish study association Bilda, Behold Man/The Church of Sweden and Postkodlotteriet

13.00–13.45 Code Lö1300.1 David Safier

German humour – about being reborn as an ant

Organizer: The Romanian Cultural Institute, Norstedts, The Swiss Embassy and Pro Helvetia

11.00–11.45 Code Lö1100.4

Ana Luísa Amara, Marianne Sandels

Organizer: The Embassy of Portugal, Instituto Camões

Organizer: Kabusa Böcker

Cătălin Dorian Florescu, Elisabeth Hjorth, Varujan Vosganian,Dezideriu Gergely,

11.00–11.20 Code Lö1100.10

Varujan Vosganian Photo: Erwin Elsner

Richard Ford

The mysterious forces that drive mankind In spite of suffering from dyslexia, American writer Richard Ford decided to study literature. He never regarded his reading and writing difficulties as a handicap. “Being forced to read slowly has only made my relationship to language more profound.” In 1996, Ford was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day. His latest novel, Canada, recently translated into Swedish, is a story about mankind’s darkest, most powerful and most enigmatic driving forces. The writer transports us to 1950s America where the Parsons – a married couple – commit a bank robbery in Montana, setting the stage for a winding journey for the family. Meet Richard Ford in a conversation about his latest novel and his writing career with literature critic Ingrid Elam.

David Safier’s funny, but fundamentally serious, book Bad Karma is about a successful TV celebrity named Kim Lange. She dies when a sink from a Russian space station falls on her head and she awakes in an ant-hill, sporting six legs. She realises that this is the price she has to pay for all the bad karma she has accumulated. Bad Karma is the debut novel from the award-winning German script-writer David Safier, with domestic sales figures upwards of 1.5 million copies. He has initiated the foundation Gutes Karma Stiftung, which supports school projects worldwide. Meet Safier in a conversation with Swedish journalist Lotta Olsson about his writing and about constantly being asked whether Germans really have a sense of humour. Organizer: Bazar Förlag

Organizer: Brombergs Bokförlag

Richard Ford



september 28

The seminars in this programme are held in English, unless otherwise noted.

13.00–13.45 Code Lö1300.8

14.00–14.45 Code Lö1400.5

15.00–15.45 Code Lö1500.3

Armenian destinies

Living literature and contemporary Bangladesh

Ordinary people and the meaning of life

Varujan Vosganian

Very little is known about the Armenian Genocide, despite it being one of the worst catastrophies of the 20th century, counting a death toll of at least a million and innumerable refugees. V ­ arujan Vosganian’s celebrated Cartea şoaptelor [The Book of Whispers] has captured Armenian voices scattered all over the world – from the author’s own family, stranded in Eastern Romania, in yet another dictatorship, to those who sought refuge in South America or those who believed in communist propaganda and settled in Soviet Armenia. Varujan Vosganian discusses with Ola Larsmo, president of the Swedish PEN, about Armenia’s forgotten dead, but also about the survivors and how they managed to transplant their ancient traditions to foreign soils. Organizer: The Romanian Cultural Institute and 2244

14.00–14.45 Code Lö1400.2 Caitlin Moran

Dickens with tits With How to be a woman, she won the hearts of the readers with her straight-forward and humorous feminist manifest. In the new book, ­Moranthology, Caitlin Moran takes on the rest of the world: Downton Abbey, Prime ministers, panic attacks, Rolling Stones, caffein, careers and Sherlock Holmes. And a bit about the downfall of the welfare state and the closing down of UK libraries. Caitlin Moran has dubbed herself a “shit Dickens or Orwell, but with tits”. Swedish journalist Jan Gradvall meets the British columnist and writer in a conversation about life, writing and what ­really happened that time she got told off by Prime ­minister David Cameron at a garden party.

Bangladesh is a highly productive literary country. In spite of political crises and economic hardship, the country experiences the production of hundreds of literary magazines annually, by professionals and amateurs alike, as well as publications of thousands of books of creative literature. Newspapers present volumes of literary supplements every weekend. Thousands attend poetry festivals from morning till midnight. Month-long book fairs draw crowds all day long. People buy books after queuing for hours. Readers buy thick volumes of literary supplements to mark religious, national or cultural occasions. Bangladesh introduced a month-long book fair in the capital Dhaka in the 1970s to commemorate the Mother Language Movement of 1952. All this spectacularly exciting, growing and living literary heritage, however, are overlooked by the international media when they narrow their attention to news about political crises, floods and cyclones. The Bengali poets Nirmalendu Goon, Ruby Rahman, Muhammad Samad, Anisur Rahman and Mrittika Goon will share their experiences with their Nordic colleague Arne Ruth (Sweden) Kristian Carlsson (Sweden). Moderator: John Y. Jones, head of the Dag Hammarskjöld Program at Voksenåsen-Oslo. Organizer: Litteraturcentrum Uppsala, Networkers South North, Voksenåsen-Oslo and Studiefrämjandet in Uppsala County

Organizer: Albert Bonniers Förlag

Cecilia Samartin

In her novels, Cuban-born, best-selling writer ­Cecilia Samartin weaves tales of magic, inspired by her own family and her work as a psycho­ therapist and social worker among people from Mexico, South America and Central America. “My characters are often ordinary people pondering big questions about the meaning of life, who they are and where they are going. They embrace the mystery.” Her latest novel, La Peregrina, is the second part of a trilogy about Jamila and Señor Peregrino. Three of her previous books have been translated into Swedish. Cecilia Samartin, who lives outside Los Angeles, talks about her life and writing. In a conversation with Swedish journalist Jenny Strömstedt, she describes the importance of having a close relationship with one’s readers. Organizer: Bazar Förlag

15.00–15.45 Code Lö1500.6 Ioana Nicolaie, Aase Berg

The heaven in the belly Ioana Nicolaie’s Cerul din burtă [The Heaven in the Belly] is a poetic diary of a 25 year old woman’s first pregnancy. Using boldly wilful images, the author associates body changes and the baby’s growth with memories from her own childhood and pregnancy experiences voiced by other women. Due to its style and its topic, Cerul din burtă was a literary happening when it came out in Romania. Nicolaie talks with Aase Berg, the first volume of whose celebrated maternity trilogy, Transfer fat, describes a pregnancy from the point of view of the fetus, in whose life the animal and the human blend into a symbiosis. Moderator: Madeleine Grive, editor of 10TAL magazine. Language: Swedish and Romanian with Swedish interpretation. Organizer: The Romanian Cultural Institute and 10TAL Bok

14.00–14.45 Code Lö1400.3

Cătălin Dorian Florescu, Dana Grigorcea, Felicia Mihali

Is exile an integral part of Romanian literature? How many know that Paul Celan, E. M. Cioran, ­Eugène Ionesco, Herta Müller and Tristan Tzara were born in Romania? And what difference does it make if they were? What does one take along to a new country and a new language? Has ­Romanian literature a right to lay claim to those who have moved away? And is exile literature an inseparable part of Romanian literature in particular? The topic is discussed by three young and successful exile writers originating from Romania: Cătălin Dorian Florescu, author of the acclaimed Jacob beschliesst zu lieben [Jacob decides to love] (settled in Switzerland), Dana Grigorcea (settled in Switzerland) and Felicia Mihali (settled in Canada). Moderator: Jonas Ellerström, Swedish publisher. Organizer: The Swiss Embassy, Pro Helvetia, AIEQ (Association Internationalie des Études Québécoises), FLF/AEF (French teachers’ association in Sweden) and The Romanian Cultural Institute

Caitlin Moran


16.00–16.45 Code Lö1600.5 Sofi Oksanen

Surviving between the superpowers How did the Estonians survive? After her international breakthrough with Purge, Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen adds a new volume to her quartet about the history of Estonia with When the Doves Disappeared. There she portrays an Estonia that has spent the entire 20th century in the shadow of Germany and Western Europe and then the Soviet Union. In following Roland, a resistance fighter, his cousin Edgar and his wife Juudit, who falls in love with a German officer, Sofi captures a country and an era when it was necessary to lead two p ­ arallel lives – the official one, and another one in the ­safety of your home. In 2013, Sofi Oksanen was awarded the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize. Meet her in a conversation with Athena Farrokhzad, poet, literature critic and teacher at Biskops Arnö. Organizer: Albert Bonniers Förlag

17.00–17.20 Code Lö1700.4 Mircea Cărtărescu

A postmodern Romanian voice Mircea Cărtărescu is one of Romania’s leading poets, essayists and novelists, a number of whose books have been translated into Swedish. Travesti [Travesty] is a taut, short novel about memories, hallucinations and dreams. Meet him in a conversation with publisher Gunnar Nirstedt.

Photo: Knut Koivisto

Photo: Gareth Iwan Jones

Organizer: Albert Bonniers Förlag

Muhammad Samad, Nirmalendu Goon, Ruby Rahman, Mrittika Goon and Anisur Rahman.

Voices from Bangladesh

most prominent writers will visit Göteborg Book Fair to talk about a country where newspapers present volumes of literary supplements every weekend and month-long book fairs draw crowds all day long. The Bengali speaking writers N ­ irmalendu Goon, Ruby Rahman, Muhammad Samad, Mrittika Goon and Anisur Rahman will participate in two seminars and other events at the fair. The first seminar (Friday 14.00–14.45) will highlight the influence of the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) and ­post-Tagore Bengali poetry and look into contemporary poetry trends in Bangladesh. As the first writer from outside the European continent Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. This year is the Five of Bangladesh's

100-years' anniversary for this event. The second seminar (Saturday 14.00– 14.45) focuses on Bangladesh as a highly productive literary country. In spite of political crises and economic hardship, the country experiences the production of hundreds of literary magazines annually as well as publications of thousands of books of creative literature. All this spectacularly exciting, growing and living literary heritage, however, are overlooked by the international media when they narrow their attention to news about political crises, floods and cyclones. Voices from Bangladesh is a cooperation between Göteborg Book Fair, Litteraturcentr­ um Uppsala, Networkers South North, Dag Hammarskjöldprogrammet Voksenåsen and Studiefrämjandet in Uppsala County.



The seminars in this programme are held in English, unless otherwise noted.



september 29


David Safier

Cătălin Dorian Florescu

Sofi Oksanen

12.00–12.45 Code Sö1200.4

12.30–12.50 Code Sö1230.3

13.30–13.50 Code Sö1330.2

The psychology of storytelling

Bad Karma

The Estonia novels

Romanian-Swiss Cătălin Dorian Florescu is considered one of the foremost German-speaking authors of today. In his vivid family chronicle ­Jacob beschliesst zu lieben [Jacob decides to love], the psychology trained writer skilfully blends a chunk of Romanian and European history into the main character’s dramatic experiences during the first half of the 20th century. A central theme in the book is the capacity of the human being to survive under extremely harsh conditions without losing one’s reason and hope. What is the significance of earlier generations’ experience in this context? Can love conquer all? Moderator: Klas-Göran Karlsson, writer and historian.

About accumulating good karma with your first novel David Safier, one of Germany’s best-selling novelists, presents his humorous novel Bad Karma, explaining why he created the Gutes Karma foundation using the proceeds from the book.

With Purge, Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen saw her international breakthrough. When the Doves ­Disappeared is the third part in her grand tale of the history of Estonia and their daily struggle for survival, wedged in between the superpowers. In 2013, Sofi Oksanen was awarded the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize. Meet her in a conversation with translator and interpreter Janina Orlov.

Cătălin Dorian Florescu

Organizer: The Swiss Embassy, Pro Helvetia, The Romanian Cultural Institute and 2244


David Safier

Organizer: Bazar Förlag

Sofi Oksanen

Organizer: Albert Bonniers Förlag


Göteborg Book fair 2013

In red, participants in seminars held in languages other than the Scandinavian. Altogether 375 seminars and 724 participants. A Aagaard, Harriet To1200.10 Abad Faciolince, Héctor Fr1400.8 Acchiardo, Maria-Paz To1500.3 Adameşteanu, Gabriela To1300.6, To1500.9 Adbåge, Lisen To1500.6 Adelsohn, Ulf Sö1100.8 Agebäck, Ann Katrin To1030.2 Agnsäter, Håkan Lö1530.1 Ahlbom, Jens Fr1500.3 Ahlgren, Kjell Fr0945.1 Ahlquist, Sharon To1230.2 Ahlström, Kattis To1300.8, Lö1200.9, Sö1300.1 Ahrnstedt, Simona Sö1200.8 al-Ramli, Hanaa Lö1200.9 Alkarp, Magnus To1400.1 Allén, Sture Sö1100.7 Almqvist Tangen, Gerd To1530.1 Alsbjer, Peter To1000.4 Altrov Berg, Linda Fr1000.1 Álvarez Valencia, Joan M. Fr1400.8 Alvtegen, Karin Lö1300.6 Amaral, Ana Luísa Lö1100.10 Andersson, Christina Sö1200.1 Andersson, Lars-Gunnar Sö1300.4 Andersson, Lena Fr1300.2, Fr1600.7, Lö1030.2 Andersson, Pelle To1700.2 Andréasson, Ola Sö1100.1 Angerborn, Ingelin To1200.5 Angsell, Marie To1300.8 Apelkvist, Björn Fr1400.5 Aquilonius, Charlotte Lö1300.3 Ardelius, Gunnar To1100.1, To1300.2 Arnald, Jan To1600.9, Fr1000.1, Lö1200.7 Arnborg, Beata To1100.4 Arnstad, Henrik To1100.1, To1330.1 Arping, Åsa To1100.7 Arrhenius, Lars Fr1200.5 Askergren, Petter Alexis Fr1300.4 Askestad, Einar To1600.9 Asplund, Mia Lö1000.6 Atterling, Helene Lö1530.4 Augustsson, Marie To1130.3, To1300.9, To1530.2, Fr1300.8, Fr1700.2

B Bakhtiari, Marjaneh Lö1430.1 Bargheer, Margo To1000.3 Barker, Daniel To1500.1 Bartram, Simon To1400.2 Batal, Camilla Fr0945.1 Baumgarten-Lindberg, Lö1400.8 Marianne von Beckman, Åsa Fr1000.9, Lö1100.8 Beischer, Sara Fr1700.7 Bengtsson, Elin To1600.5 Berg, Aase Lö1500.6 Berg, Mattias Lö1000.9 Berggren, Anna To1400.3 Berggren, Mats To1000.4, To1430.4 Bergh, Magnus To1400.9, Sö1030.1 Bergman, Erika Fr1000.6 Bergman, Lotta To1030.1 Bergmark Elfgren, Sara Fr1700.2 Bergstrand, Mikael Sö1130.1 Bergström, Helena Fr1200.9 Bergström, Malin Lö1300.4

Bergting, Peter Bernhardtz, Victor Billgren, Elsa Bjerregaard, Maria Bjärbo, Lisa Björfors, Tilde Björkman, Joakim Bodegård, Anders Bojner Horwitz, Eva Bolin, Gunnar Bonaventura, Linda Borg, Alexandra Boström, Mattias Bravinger, Håkan Bredow, Katarina von van den Brekel, Guus Brissman, Samuel Bross, Helena Brunila, Mikael Brunnberg, Moa Bumatay III, Sergio Burman, Carina Burton, Nina Bushnell, Niel Bylund, Henrik Byström, Gabriel Börjesson, Tore S

Fr1630.3 Lö1600.1 Sö1300.7 Fr1030.1 Fr1000.8, Fr1630.4 Fr1300.1 Fr1400.3 To1600.1, Fr1200.4 Sö1300.8 To1400.7 Fr1200.5 To1300.1 Sö1400.2 Lö1400.10 To1000.1, To1530.2 To1000.3 Fr1000.4 Fr1000.5 To1700.1 Fr1030.2 To1400.4 Fr1700.5 To1600.6 To1400.2 To1500.5 To1000.2 Lö1300.9

C Calleman, Catharina Carlberg, Ingrid Carling, Maria Carlsson, Christoffer Carlsson, Gunilla Carlsson, Kristian Carlsson, Pia Cărtărescu, Mircea Carter, Lulu Casta, Stefan Cederborg, Staffan Cervenka, Andreas Charles, Alexandra Chivu, Marius Chrispinsson, John Claesson, Maths Corneliuson, Cay Crăsnaru, Daniela Cruz, Afonso

Fr1230.3 To1100.1 Lö1000.6 Fr1600.5 To1000.2 Lö1400.5 To1700.3 To1300.6, Fr1300.5, Fr1500.5, Lö1700.4 Lö1530.5 To1600.8, Fr1400.4 Lö1330.4 Fr1100.7 Sö1300.8 To1300.6 To1700.3, Fr1130.1, Fr1300.1, Fr1400.7, Lö1500.11, Sö1300.4 Lö1030.3, Sö1200.6 To1500.5 To1500.9 To1400.7

D Dahl, Arne To1600.9, Fr1000.1, Lö1200.7 Dahl, Johan Fr1130.3 Dahlberg, Gunilla To1000.4 Dahle, Gro To1300.10 Dahlerus, Magnus Fr1400.11 Dahlgren, Eva F Sö1130.3 Dahlgren, Helena Lö1430.3 Dahlin, Eva To1230.1, To1530.1, Fr1230.2 Dahlin, Petrus To1300.9 Danielsson Levin, Anna To1630.2 Danius, Sara To1400.9, To1600.2, Fr1200.4, Fr1300.5 Darnell, Jonas Fr1630.3 Demirbag-Sten, Dilsa To1700.3, Sö1100.6

Di Leva, Thomas Sö1500.4 Diaz, Patricia To1500.1 Dolatkhah, Mats To1300.7 Donner, Jörn Fr1730.3, Lö1300.5, Sö1200.9 Dregen Lö1300.9 Duke, Yukiko Fr1000.8, Fr1430.2, Lö1100.6, Lö1400.7

E Eberan, Barbro Fr1100.8 Eberhard, David Lö1430.2 Edlund, Annika To1500.8 Ehrstrand, Börje To1700.3 Einhorn, Lena Lö1330.2 Einhorn, Stefan Lö1500.2, Sö1200.1 Ekberg, Peter To1600.8, Sö1200.6 Ekendahl, Maria To1700.2 Ekengren, Kerstin Fr1000.6 Ekerwald, Carl-Göran To1500.4 Ekis Ekman, Kajsa Fr1100.7 Eklund, Jeanna Fr1330.3, Fr1500.2 Ekman, Henrik Lö1300.7 Ekman, Kerstin To1600.6, Fr1000.9 Ekman, Oskar Fr1200.5 Ekström, Susanna To1000.4 Elam, Ingrid To1000.2, Fr1000.1, Lö1100.4 Ellerström, Jonas To1300.6, To1600.1, Fr1100.6, Lö1400.3 Ellervik, Ulf Fr1630.2 Engberg, Martin Sö1030.5 Engdahl, Horace Lö1230.4, Lö1600.3 Engholm, Bengt-Erik Lö1330.4 Engström, Ida Sö1500.8 Engvall, Caroline To1230.4 Enquist, PO Lö1600.8 Ericson, Bengt Sö1430.3 Eriksson, Jessica Fr1100.10 Eriksson, Kjell Lö1500.1 Eriksson, Lena To1300.10 Espedal, Tomas Fr1100.2 Espelund, Görrel Lö1200.10, Lö1400.9 Espmark, Kjell Lö1600.3 Everdahl, Göran Lö1700.1

F Fant, Mikael Fr1730.2 Farran-Lee, Stephen Lö1600.10 Farrokhzad, Athena Lö1600.5, Sö1100.5 Farzaneh, Farzad To1100.9 Fazlhashemi, Mohammad Fr1300.3 Fenti, Henok Sö1500.8 Ferrari, Patricio Fr1500.8 Fexeus, Henrik Fr1500.2, Fr1700.1 Fichtelius, Erik To1030.2 Figes, Orlando Fr1500.6 Fioretos, Aris To1600.6 Florescu, Cătălin Dorian Lö1100.2, Lö1400.3, Sö1200.4 Flygt, Torbjörn Lö1230.3 Ford, Richard Lö1100.4 Forssberg, Lars Ragnar Sö1100.3 Forssberg, Manne Lö1300.4 Forster, Martin To1100.6 Franck, Eskil Lö1330.5 Francke, Helena To1000.3, To1300.7 Frank, Lone Fr1000.3 Fred, Eva To1300.10, Lö1400.8

Fredriksson, Anna Fredriksson, Karl G. Fredriksson, Lilian Frenkel, Kristoffer Frick, Lennart Fridolin, Gustav Friedner, Maria Fuglesang, Christer

Lö1000.2 Lö1700.3 Lö1700.3 Lö1530.2 To1100.2 Lö1000.5, Lö1300.4 Lö1100.3 Lö1630.4

G Gahrton, Måns Fr1000.5 Lö1200.5 Galaczy, Melinda Fr1400.3 Gardell, Jonas Fr1530.1 Fr1730.1 Lö1500.7 Gavanas, Anna Fr1230.3 Lö1000.7 Gedin, Eva Lö1030.1 Lö1330.2 Lö1500.4 Lö1700.1 Gergely, Dezideriu Lö1100.2 Gessle, Per Sö1200.2 Gillberg, Malin Fr1300.10 Gonzalez, Malin Sö1100.6 Goon, Mrittika Lö1400.5 Goon, Nirmalendu Fr1400.11 Lö1400.5 Gradvall, Jan Fr1200.4 Lö1400.2 Grandin, Karl Sö1500.8 Granqvist, Carl Jan To1600.3 Grebe, Camilla Lö1200.7 Grigorcea, Dana Fr1700.8 Lö1400.3 Grive, Madeleine Lö1500.6 Grutzky, Eduardo To1430.3 Grähs, Gunna To1300.10 Grönkvist, Sofia To1300.8 Grönlund, Lena To1500.5 Grönvall, Camilla Fr1100.10 Guillou, Jan Fr1100.3 Lö1400.6 Sö1100.9 Guldbrandsson, Lennart To1000.5 Gustafsson Chen, Anna Lö1100.7 Gustafsson, Lars H Sö1300.9 Gustafsson, Lisbeth Lö1000.10 Gustafsson, Madeleine To1600.6 Gustavsdotter, Maria Lö1330.1 Gustavsson, Leif Fr1200.2 Gustavsson, Per To1300.8, To1600.3, Fr1100.4, Fr1500.3 Gäddnäs, Katarina Lö1000.2 Gärdén, Cecilia To1300.7 Göransson, Jan Sö1200.9 Göransson, Mattias Fr1500.4

H Haapala, Tuomo Hadenius, Patrik Hadenius, Pingis Haegerström, Johanna Hagberg, Mattias Hagen, Cecilia Haglund, Lena Hahr, Sofia

Fr1300.1, Sö1300.5 To1200.1, Lö1600.9 Sö1230.1 To1200.8 To1400.1, Sö1400.4 Fr1500.9, Sö1100.8 Lö1300.7 To1630.1



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Hallberg, Lin To1230.1, Fr1300.8 Halldin, Magnus To1600.6 Hallin, Cecilia Sö1330.1 Halvardson, Sven Fr1300.3 Hamberg, Emma Sö1100.4 Hammarén, Pontus To1000.2 Hammargren, Lena To1600.9 Hammarstedt, Pecka Sö1100.5 Hampson Lundh, Anna To1300.7 Hansegård, Jens Lö1630.4 Hansen, Peo To1200.2 Hansson, Jan To1200.6 Harding, Gunnar To1600.6, Fr1100.6 Harris, Ted Lö1000.10 Harrison Lindbergh, Katarina Fr1600.8 Harrison, Dick Fr1400.7, Fr1600.8 Hasselgren, Gunilla Fr1500.9 Havstad, Bitte Fr1200.3 Hedengren, Sania Lö1700.2 Hedenmark, Veronica Lö1500.8 Hedensjö, Katarina Lö1100.5 Hedin, Tora To1400.7 Hedman, Magnus Sö1300.1 Hedström, Kajsa To1200.4 Heed, Jesper Sö1400.5 Helander, Karin Fr1200.11 Hellberg, Amanda Sö1300.6 Hellberg, Hillevi Fr1330.2 Hellmark Lindgren, Birgitta To1000.3 Hellsing, Johanna Lö1000.9 Hellsing, Lennart Lö1000.9 Hemmingsson, Nina Lö1500.5 Hermele, Bernt Fr1200.7 Hilding, Stefan To1330.1, To1530.4, Sö1130.2 Hilton, Johan To1300.4, Fr1530.1, Lö1200.8, Lö1600.1 Hjort, Madeleine To1600.8, Fr0945.1 Hjorth, Elisabeth Lö1100.2, Lö1400.10 Hjulström, Carin To1000.4 Hjörne, Eva To1100.3 Hoffstedt, Gustaf To1000.2 Holmer, Linda Fr1430.4 Holmer, Louise Sö1100.7 Holmgren Larsson, Pernilla Fr1030.3 Holmqvist, Anette Fr0945.1 Holmqvist, Ivo Lö1130.3 Holmström, Johanna Fr1600.2 Houltzén Hammarberg, Eva Fr1200.6 Hron-Öberg, Irina Fr1700.8 Hyde, Adam To1300.1 Håkansson, Jan To1300.3 Häger, Lars Fr1400.11 Hägg, Göran Fr1600.7, Lö1500.10 Hägglund, Maggan Sö1500.3 Högberg, Stefan To1000.5 Höglund, Johan To1300.5

I Ihmels, Yvonne To1600.4 Ilis, Florina To1400.7 Ingemarsson, Kajsa Sö1030.3 Ingvar, Martin Lö1630.3 Ingvarsson, Stefan To1100.1, To1400.6, To1600.1 Isol To1200.9 Israel, Dan Sö1100.3 Izner, Claude Lö1000.1

J Jackert, Cilla Jacobsson, Anders Jacobsson, Ritta Jansdotter, Nina


To1530.2 Sö1500.6 Lö1400.1 Sö1400.4

Janson, Malena Fr1200.9 Jansson, Anna To1630.1 Jansson, Bo Fr1300.7 Jarl, Stefan Fr1100.7, Sö1200.9 Jensen, Caroline L Lö1430.3 Jinghede, Anna Lö1330.1 Johansson, Annelie Fr1100.10 Johansson, Carolina Lö1000.10 Johansson, Jessica Lö1300.2 Johansson, Karin To1000.7 Johansson, Kjell Lö1600.2, Sö1430.2 Johansson, Per Fr0945.1 Johansson, Stefan Sö1045.1 Jonasson, Jonas Fr1500.11, Lö1200.3 Jones, John Y. Lö1400.5 Jonsson, Cecilia Fr1000.2 Jonsson, Inge To1330.3, To1600.6 Jonsson, Stefan To1200.2 Jonstoij, Tove To1600.3 Jonušys, Laimantas To1400.7 Jordahl, Anneli Fr1100.3 Josefsson, Dan Lö1300.10 Josefsson, Pernilla To1600.8, Fr1200.2 Jovanka Ćirlić, Dorota To1400.7 Jungersten, Sara Fr1600.2 Jungstedt, Mari Lö1300.3 Jåma, Sharon To1200.3, To1600.2 Fr1000.3, Fr1700.1 Jägerfeld, Jenny Fr1000.8 Jönsson, Martin To1400.8 Jönsson, Mats To1200.4

K Kadefors, Sara Kahle, Sigrid Kaiser, Michael Kallentoft, Mons Kalmteg, Lina Kampås, Ingrid Kapla, Marit Karlsson, Anne-Marie Karlsson, Klas-Göran Karlsson, Peter Kastevik, Janina Kaunitz, Martin Kempe, Mats Kerstell, Cecilia Kieri, Katarina Kindstrand, Gunilla Kirchsteiger, Ernst Kivelä, Malin Kleen, Björn af Klingspor, Agneta Knausgård, Karl Ove Knutsson, Cecilia Koljonen, Johanna Kollberg, Ewa Kolu, Siri Korb, Liliane Kornhall, Per Korsström, Tuva Krogh, Torbjörn von Kroksmark, Tomas Kronbergs, Juris Kronlöf, Bianca Krook, Caroline Kumm, Björn

Lö1400.11 To1500.4, Fr1030.4 To1500.7 Lö1200.11 Lö1430.1 Sö1200.7 Fr1100.7, Lö1200.4 To1430.1 Lö1100.2, Sö1200.4 Lö1630.1, Sö1200.3 Lö1030.3 Fr1600.9 To1200.9, To1400.4 Sö1300.9 To1100.1 Fr1600.7, Lö1400.8 Lö1600.9 To1130.2 To1530.3 Lö1200.8 Fr1600.6 To1300.3 To1400.5, To1700.2 Fr1600.2, Lö1500.5 Sö1200.6, Sö1500.7 To1000.4 To1130.2 Lö1000.1 Fr1300.7 Lö1100.9 To1400.8 Fr1230.4 To1100.2 To1000.7 Fr1100.7 To1400.1

L Laestadius Larsson, Anna Lagercrantz, Agneta Lagercrantz, David

Sö1030.4 Sö1200.1 Lö1400.8

Lagerström, Ann Fr1400.6, Lö1130.4 Lahger, Håkan Sö1130.2 Landström, Lena Fr1500.1 Landström, Olof Fr1500.1 Lans, Håkan Fr1300.1 Larsmo, Ola Fr1400.11, Lö1300.8 Lö1600.6 Larsson, Barbro Fr1530.2 Larsson, Björn Fr1300.2 Larsson, Lisbeth To1100.4 Lassén-Seger, Maria To1100.9, Fr1100.4 Fr1700.10 Leander-Engström, Paul Lö1200.7 Leandoer, Kristoffer To1300.2, To1600.2 Fr1200.8, Lö1600.7 Lefèvre, Laurence Lö1000.1 Leffler, Yvonne To1600.2 Leijnegard, Micke Sö1100.9 Leijnse, Emma Fr1300.7 Lempert, Larry Fr1200.9 Lennér Axelson, Barbro Lö1200.2 Lešinska, Ieva To1100.2 Liberg, Caroline Fr1500.7, Sö1300.4 Lidén, Alexandra Lö1530.5 Lidheimer, Jonas Fr1400.3 Lidström, Anna Sö1030.6 Lidström, Clara Sö1030.6, Sö1300.7 Lidström, Kristin Fr1430.4 Liedman, Sven-Eric Fr1400.6 Liljegren, Bengt Lö1400.9 Liljestrand, Jens To1500.9, Lö1000.2 Limberg, Louise To1300.7 Lindberg, Niclas To1030.2 Lindbäck, Johanna Fr1400.10, Fr1630.4 Linde, Peter To1600.7 Lindenbaum, Pija To1530.1, Fr1100.4 Fr1430.2, Fr1700.10 Lö1030.1 Linder, Karin Fr1400.2 Linderborg, Åsa Fr1200.8, Lö1500.9 Lö1600.2 Lindh, Jenny Fr1400.2 Lindholm, Jessica Fr1100.5 Lindqvist, Annelie Lö1700.2 Lindqvist, Elise To1500.2 Lindqvist, Herman Lö1500.11, Sö1400.1 Lindqvist, Maja Lö1400.1 Lindström, Eva To1500.8, Fr1330.1 Lindström, Fredrik Fr1700.4 Lindström, Jonathan To1530.4, Fr1000.7 Fr1600.7, Lö1630.4 Lindström, Sven Sö1200.2 Linnell, Björn To1100.5, To1300.3 Fr1300.2, Fr1500.7 Lö1030.2, Lö1200.2 Lö1600.7 Ljunggren, Magnus To1230.1 Ljungqvist, Christin To1630.2 Lotass, Lotta Lö1230.4 Lucassi, Elin To1300.7, Fr1300.10 Ludvigsson, Ann To1100.8 Lundberg Hahn, Kerstin To1300.9 Lundberg, Christer Sö1500.4 Lundberg, Kristian Lö1530.4, Sö1100.5 Lundberg, Patrik Fr1300.8 Lundberg, Sara To1700.3 Lundgren, Gunilla To1500.3, Lö1400.8 Lundgren, Ulf P To1300.3 Lundholm, Åsa To1300.2, Fr1500.7 Lundquist, Marie To1100.2, Fr1100.6 Lungu, Dan To1500.9 Luther, Annika Fr1000.7 Luuk, Kristian Fr1700.4 Lysander, Elisabeth Lö1200.4 Läckberg, Camilla Sö1200.5 Lärn, Viveca Fr1400.1 Löfving, Christina Fr1300.1

Löwengrip, Isabella Lövestam, Sara Lövgren, Erica

Sö1230.1 Lö1530.3 Fr1600.7

M Malmberg, Carl-Johan Fr1430.3 Malmgren, Sven-Göran Sö1100.7 Manea, Norman To1300.6, Fr1100.11 Fr1500.5 Manfred, Christian Fr1430.3 Mankell, Henning Lö1230.1 Mansén, Elisabeth Sö1230.2 Marklund, Mette Lö1200.1 Martens, Monica von Sö1100.7 Mattsson, Erik Fr1100.9 Mazetti, Katarina Fr1230.1 Mazzarella, Merete Fr1300.6 Melin, Martin Lö1630.2 Melin, Olav S To1700.1 Mendel Westberg, Malin Sö1100.2 Midander, Erik Fr1200.3 Midthun, Arild Fr1600.7 Mihali, Felicia Lö1400.3 Mikkelsen, Jens To1100.5 Mohtadi, Lawen To1500.5 Moran, Caitlin Fr1600.9, Lö1400.2 Myrberg, Mats Sö1300.4 Månsson, Erik Sö1430.1 Mårtenson, Jan Lö1030.5 Möller, Beate Sö1400.4

N Naumann, Cilla Fr1530.4 Neidestam, Lina Sö1500.7 Neij, Maria Fr1700.5, Lö1000.1 Lö1500.1, Sö1300.6 Sö1400.2 Nesser, Håkan Sö1030.1 Nicolaie, Ioana Lö1500.6 Nilson, Cecilia To1000.1, Fr1200.11 Fr1600.4 Nilsonne, Åsa Lö1300.6, Lö1600.7 Nilsson Spets, Anna Lö1000.3 Nilsson Thore, Maria Fr1100.4, Fr1230.2 Nilsson, Isabella Fr1430.4 Nilsson, Mats-Eric Lö1100.1 Nilsson, Matz Fr0945.1 Nilsson, Moni To1100.9 Nilsson, Per To1030.1, To1400.10 Fr1400.4 Nilsson, PM Sö1430.1 Nirstedt, Gunnar Lö1700.4 Nohrstedt, Jon Sö1100.1 Nordell, Andreas Sö1100.5 Nordenhök, Hanna Lö1400.10 Nordin, Magnus Fr1000.8 Nordin, Sofia Fr1600.4 Nordin, Svante Lö1400.9 Nordqvist, Sven To1600.8 Nordstrand, Lena Maria Fr1000.6 Nordstrand, Staffan Fr1030.3 Normell , Margareta Fr1100.1 Nyaklyayewa, Eva To1230.3 Nyberg, Lars Fr1330.2 Nygren, Maria Fr1500.2 Nyqvist, Michael Lö1400.7

O Ó Conghaile, Mícheál O’Yeah, Zac Odensten, Per

To1400.7 Lö1500.1 Lö1500.4

Ohlsson, Kristina Oksanen, Sofi Oldsberg, Ingvar Olsson, Ingrid Olsson, Jesper Olsson, Jojje Olsson, Lotta Olsson, Lotta Olsson, Mattias Olsson, Sören Olsson, Vibeke Orlov, Janina Ormes, Nene Oscar K. Oscarson, Stina Osika, Walter Osten, Suzanne

To1600.3, Lö1130.1 Lö1600.5, Sö1330.2 Sö1100.3 To1000.1 To1300.1 Lö1200.6 To1400.2, Fr1200.11 Lö1300.1 To1530.1 To1600.8 Sö1500.6 Fr1530.3 To1130.2, To1230.3 Sö1330.2 Lö1400.4 To1300.10 To1000.2 Sö1300.8 Lö1300.11

P Palm, Olle Fr1000.6 Palmaer, Andreas Fr1200.11, Lö1230.5 Palmer, Brian Lö1600.6 Pascalidou, Alexandra To1300.4, Fr1200.5 Persson, Annika To1100.4 Persson, Johan Fr1500.4 Persson, Klara Fr1330.1 Persson, Leif GW Fr1600.3, Lö1600.10 Persson, Magnus To1030.1, To1400.5 Fr1400.2 Persson, Åke Lö1030.4 Petrén, Ann Lö1300.11 Petri, Kristian Fr1200.8, Lö1430.5 Pettersson, Cecilia To1600.2 Pettersson, Ylva To1200.1 Pichler, Gabriella Sö1200.9 Pleijel, Agneta To1600.6, Fr1100.11 Poohl, Daniel To1700.1, Lö1500.9 Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid Fr1300.1

R Rafael, Nanoy To1400.4 Rahman, Anisur Fr1400.11, Lö1400.5 Rahman, Ruby Fr1400.11, Lö1400.5 Rainer, Lena Sö1100.8 Ranelid, Björn To1700.3, Lö1130.5 Reichenberg, Monica Sö1100.6 Reitzer, Angelika Fr1700.8 Renman, Hans To1500.1 Reuterstrand, Siri Fr1000.7 Rhedin, Ulla To1300.10, Fr1330.1 Riedel, Georg To1600.3 Ringdahl, Ola Lö1630.3 Rockberg, Ola Lö1530.2 Rodin Lundberg, Margareta Fr1400.2 Roland, Per Øystein Fr1000.7 Romanus, Susanna Lö1230.3, Sö1130.1 Rosengren, Elin-Love Lö1000.6 Rosin, Hanna Lö1200.10 Rossi, Oscar Fr1100.2 Rottböll, Grethe To1100.9, To1500.6 Roxberg, Ester Lö1300.2, Lö1600.1 Rudberg, Denise Fr1700.5 Rudberg, Johannes Fr1000.1 Rundström, Marianne Fr1500.9, Lö1200.3 Lö1300.6 Runge, Björn Lö1600.4 Ruth, Arne Lö1400.5 Rutherhagen, Johan Sö1400.5 Rynell, Elisabeth To1200.7 Rådström, Niklas To1600.6, Lö1000.8 Sö1100.5

Rödöö, Bibi


S Safier, David Lö1300.1, Sö1230.3 Said, Sami Lö1030.2 Salmson, Jo Lö1030.3, Sö1200.6 Samad, Muhammad Fr1400.11, Lö1400.5 Samartin, Cecilia Fr1700.6, Lö1500.3 Sandberg, Katarina To1330.4 Sandels, Marianne Lö1100.10 Sandén, Mårten To1130.3, To1600.3 Sanders, Hanne Lö1130.3 Sandström, Daniel To1200.8, To1400.5 Fr1200.4 Savic, Vladislav Sö1300.2 Schibbye, Martin Fr1500.4 Schiefauer, Jessica Sö1030.5 Schlingmann, Per Fr1700.1 Schreeb, Johan von To1130.1 Schueler, Kaj Fr1200.1 Schulman, Ninni Sö1300.6 Schwarz, Åsa Lö1100.3 Schyman, Gudrun Fr1700.3 Sehlberg, Dan T Sö1400.3 Selander, Marie Lö1000.7 Selling, Åsa Lö1330.3, Sö1100.2 Shafran, Dan To1430.2 Sheppard, Sarah Fr1330.3 Sigurdson, Ola To1700.1 Simonson, Nisse Sö1500.2 Sjöberg, Fredrik Fr1330.4, Lö1000.4 Sjöberg, Lena To1500.6, Fr1700.10 Sjöberg, Thomas Fr1400.9 Skarp, Ann-Marie Fr1700.5 Skoglund, Lotta Sö1300.3 Skott, Julia Lö1500.5 Skugge, Linda Fr1430.1 Skytte, Göran Lö1130.2 Sköld, Markus To1400.3 Sköld, Sophie To1600.1 Snickars, Pelle To1300.1 Sol, Mikael Fr1630.3 Sommardal, Göran Lö1100.7 Stadling, Anna Sö1100.5 Stalfelt, Pernilla Fr1030.2 Stark, Ulf Fr1000.5, Lö1400.8 Stehn, Malin To1430.4 Steiner, Ann To1400.5, To1700.2 Sten, Viveca Sö1500.1 Stenberg, Magnus Fr1300.3 Stensköld, Eva To1000.3 Stenström, Paula Sö1045.1 Stielli, Christina Lö1230.2 Strandberg, Mats Fr1700.2 Streeruwitz, Marlene To1600.4 Ström, Eva To1600.3, Fr1200.1 Strömgård, Katarina Fr1100.4 Strömstedt, Jenny Lö1300.4, Lö1500.3 Sö1300.7 Stuart, Carola To1100.3 Ståhlberg, Johan Lö1530.2 Sucksdorff, Jens Lö1300.7 Sundström, Lena To1100.5 Svedjedal, Johan To1600.6, Fr1000.1 Sveland, Maria Fr1700.3, Lö1100.8 Svensson, Amanda To1200.8 Svensson, Pelle To1400.6 Svensson, Per Fr1600.6 Swärd Bergström, Anna Fr1100.5 Säljö, Roger To1100.3 Söderberg, Eva To1200.6 Söderberg, Jana Fr1130.2 Söderberg, Maria To1230.3 Söderlind, Therése Fr1000.9 Söderlund, Petra Lö1430.4

T Tahvanainen, Sanna Fr1600.2 Taikon, Fred To1500.3 Taivassalo, Hannele Mikaela Lö1430.3 Takala, Anna-Stina To1500.5 Talgre, Maarja Lö1000.4 Tandefeldt, Henrika Lö1500.11 Tarkiainen, Kari Fr1130.1 Tarkiainen, Ülle Fr1130.1 Taube, Karin Sö1300.4 Teir, Philip Fr1300.2, Lö1000.2 Tengblad, Cajsa Sö1300.1 Tenngart, Paul Fr1330.2 Tentea, Simona Fr1400.5 Themptander, Christer Lö1530.1 Theorell, Töres Sö1300.8 Theorin, Johan Lö1100.6 Thorburn, Annakarin To1330.4 Thorell, Julia Sö1500.7 Thorgren, Gunilla Sö1100.9 Thylefors, Ingela Lö1200.2 Tingsby, Bodil To1500.7 Titusson, Erik Fr1500.1 Tollgård, Sigrid Fr1430.1 Torbiörnsson, Tove Sö1200.9 Trosell, Aino Lö1630.1 Törnqvist, Anna Clara Fr1400.4 Törnqvist, Marit To1100.9 Fr1700.10


Widsell, Ulrika To1400.8 Wieslander, Jujja To1330.2, Fr1500.3 Wigers, Valle Sö1030.5 Wigorts Yngvesson, Susanne To1400.8 Willis, Helena Fr1230.2 Wiman, Björn Fr1500.5, Lö1500.7 Viotti, Sofia Sö1200.1 Wirsén, Carin To1630.1 Witt-Brattström, Ebba Lö1100.9 Wixe, Kerstin To1200.7, Fr1200.1 Vonderau, Patrick To1000.3 Voors, Barbara Fr1400.5 Wopenka, Johan Lö1700.3 Vosganian, Varujan Lö1100.2, Lö1300.8 Wänblad, Mats To1300.8 Wästberg, Per Fr1700.9 Lö1000.4

Y Yazbek, Samar


Z Zacke, Susanna Lö1700.2 Zajíček, Pavel To1400.7 Zaremba, Maciej To1400.6, Fr1300.9 Zschiedrich, Odd Sö1100.7 Zweigbergk, Helena von Lö1100.8 Lö1600.8


Uddén, Cecilia To1500.4, Fr1600.1 Ukotic Zetterlund, Boris Fr1200.6 Ulvegren, Frida Sö1500.7 Unenge, Johan Fr1330.3, Fr1400.3 Lö1200.5, Sö1100.6 Uusma, Bea Sö1200.3

Åberg, Lars Åhlin, Per Åhlund, Jannike Åhlund, Rebecka Åkerstedt, Rachel

V, W


de Waal, Frans To1200.3, Fr1000.3 Wagner, Katia To1100.5 Wahlberg, Karin Lö1330.3 Wahlström, Johan Fr0945.1 Waldemarsson, Jerry Sö1100.8 Wall, Gunnar Fr1630.1 Waller, Karin Lö1400.4 van den Brekel, Guus To1000.3 Wejryd, Anders Fr1600.3 Wennerberg, Tor Lö1130.4 Wernlid, Eva Fr1530.2 Vershbow, Ben To1300.1 Wester, Ada To1330.4 Wester, Johanna To1600.5 Westerberg, Anders Lö1230.5 Westerlund, Ulrika Fr1530.1 Westin, Birgitta To1500.6 Westin, Elisabeth To1300.3 Westin, Signe Fr1400.2 Westlin, Birgitta Sö1100.5 Westman, Johanna Fr1030.2 Westö, Kjell Fr1400.6, Lö1000.2 Lö1600.2 Wetterberg, Gunnar Fr1500.10 Weyler, Svante To1530.3, Fr1300.9 Lö1430.5, Sö1430.2 Wiberg, David Fr1000.8, Sö1045.1 Widell, Hannah Sö1500.5 Widén, Klas Lö1000.9 Widerberg, Siv To1330.2 Widmark, Martin Fr1130.4, Fr1500.7 Sö1100.6 Widmark, Wilhelm To1000.3

Öberg, Hans-Olov Öhlund, Annika Öhman, Anders R. Östberg, Kjell Österlund, Mattias Östling, Brutus Östlund, Cecilia

To1430.3 Lö1200.4 Fr1700.4, Lö1300.5 To1200.5 Fr1030.4

Lö1630.5 Sö1045.1 To1600.6 Fr1400.7 Fr1700.3, Lö1200.7 Sö1030.2 To1430.1


information Göteborg Book Fair september 26–29, 2013

• Open for trade visitors Thursday 9 am–6 pm Friday 9 am–2 pm • Open for all Friday 2 pm–7 pm Saturday 9 am–6 pm Sunday 9 am–5 pm • Tickets Thursday to Friday 2 pm: SEK 220 (approx €24) per day Friday 2 pm to Sunday: SEK 160 (approx €17) per day • Seminar cards For details on all seminar card prices, please see our website www.goteborg-bookfair.com To pre-book tickets, contact: info@goteborg-bookfair.com

• Seminar halls An up-to-date list s­ howing where each ­seminar is held will be available at the ­information desks at the Book Fair. The list will also be avail­able at our website www.goteborg-bookfair.com from mid-­ September. • How to find us Göteborg Book Fair takes p ­ lace at the Swedish ­Exhibition & Congress Centre in Göteborg. How to find us: By car: Exit the E6 / E20 ­motorway at the “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg” exit. By train: From Central Station in Göteborg, take tram 2 or tram 4 from Drottningtorget to Korsvägen. By air: From Landvetter airport you can take airport buses which stop at Korsvägen out­side the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre. By tram: Trams 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 13 all stop at Korsvägen. For more information on time­ tables, prices and tickets, please see www.vasttrafik.se

• Timetables for buses and trams In Entry 5, the main entrance, there is a monitor displaying up-to-date bus and tram arrival and departure times from Korsvägen. Time­ tables are also available online at www.vasttrafik.se • Information desks There are manned information desks throughout the exhibition centre. • Website Information about the ­Göteborg Book Fair,­ ­programme changes and additions see: www.goteborg-bookfair.com • Press centre The press centre is located on the second floor and is equipped with computers, printers and copy machines.

PHoto: Niklas Maupoix

• Cafés, restaurants and bars There are more than twenty cafés, restaurants and bars within the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre. Collect a map at one of the information desks.

• Accessibility

• Hotel rooms May be booked through Svenska Mässan Hotel S­ ervice, SE-412 94 Göteborg Tel: +46 31 708 86 90 Fax: + 46 31 708 87 59 E-mail: hotelservice@svenskamassan.se

• Basic access is available to all our exhibition halls, conference premises and restaurants.

• Cash dispenser / ATM Two cash dispensers are located outside the main entrance, Entry 5. 
Open 24 hours. A cash dispenser / ATM is also located within Pressbyrån newsagents on Korsvägen. • Taxi There is a taxi rank outside Hotel Gothia ­Towers’ e­ntrance.


• The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre’s goal is that all activities within the e ­ xhibition area should be accessible to our visitors regardless of their individual abilities.

• The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Göteborg Convention Centre and Hotel

­ othia Towers are certified in accordance with G quality’s a­ ccessibility criteria. • There is free admission for companions of ­visitors with disabilities who require the ­assistance of a companion. • Guide dogs for people with impaired vision are permitted in all the premises.

Thank you Göteborg Book Fair has over one hundred partners working with us this year. We would like to thank you all! A special thank you is due to our main partner within this year's theme: The Romanian Cultural Institute.

A thank you also to Litteraturcentrum Uppsala, Networkers South North, Voksenåsen-Oslo and Studiefrämjandet in Uppsala County who have made Voices from Bangladesh possible.

Nobel Prize Laureates at the Göteborg Book Fair

Willy Brandt, 1990

Joseph Brodsky, 1988 & 1993

Shirin Ebadi, 2006

Dario Fo, 2005

Nadine Gordimer, 1989 & 2010

Günter Grass, 1994

Seamus Heaney, 1995

Imre Kertész, 1996 & 2003

Doris Lessing, 1986 & 1995

Herta Müller, 1993, 2008 & 2011

Kenzaburo Oe, 1992

Orhan Pamuk, 1995, 2005 & 2006

José Saramago, 1991

Isaac B. Singer, 1985

Wole Soyinka, 1987 & 1996

Tomas Tranströmer, 1988, 1990, 1996, 2000 & 2012

Desmond Tutu, 2007

Derek Walcott, 1993

Mario Vargas Llosa, 2011

Elie Wiesel, 1996

Avsändare: Bok & Bibliotek i Norden AB / Göteborg Book Fair SE-412 94 Göteborg


Elanders AB +46 31 750 00 00 info@elanders.com www.elanders.com