English (with simultaneous interpretation to Japanese)
Mon (National Holiday)
19:30 - 21:00
Writers from Belgium and Slovakia read from and discuss their works
Saskia de Coste
Saskia de Coster (b. 1976) is an artist, playwright and regular participant in television debates, but above all she the author of a unique literary oeuvre. Her family chronicle We and Me became a bestseller and was nominated for just about every Dutch-language book award there is. The more personal and semi-autobiographical Night Parents is an ode to love and non-biological parenthood. Characteristic of De Coster’s oeuvre are the striking images and profound stories. Most of her novels have been or are being translated.
Michal Hvorecký, born 1976, is an author and translator. His books have been translated into ten languages. He works at Goethe-Institute. He lives with his family in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.