What does it mean to write ‘in exile’? Find out in this discussion with noted authors Xiaolu Guo, Hassan Blasim and Edmund de Waal.
Chaired by broadcaster Georgina Godwin, the panellists look at what is lost and what is gained when writers are banished from their homelands. How can they engage with their country of origin – and the one that is now hosting them?
This event is part of the centenary celebration of English PEN. The PEN movement has worked with writers forced into exile for many decades, from the German PEN Club in exile, founded in the 1930s, through to current groups dedicated to writers expelled from Eritrea, North Korea and Iran.
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