(1962) is a writer, literary journalist and curator. As a programme maker she works for the International Literature Festival Writers Unlimited in The Hague. Her first book The Baby Void My Quest for Motherhood was an international bestseller; translation rights were sold in 20 countries. The woman who says she is my mother is Judith Uyterlinde's second book. The French edition has been published in 2012. The book has been turned into a Documentary for Dutch Television and a graphic novel based on the book was published in Dutch and English in 2015.(2015)
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Writers are more likely to take up the pen than the sword in order to fight injustice. Fiction becomes their ideological act. In The Underground Railway, the American Colson Whitehead gives a voice to Cora the slave in the so-called land of the free. Bolivian Rodrigo Hasbún writes about the daughter of a Nazi who becomes a guerrilla fighter in South America. Romanian Mircea Cărtărescu's characters groan under the communist yoke and escape into literature and the past, while Dutch writer Carolina Trujillo describes an underworld of drugs and dealers in Montevideo, Uruguay, where a former guerrilla was president until 2015. Moderator: Judith Uyterlinde.
An evening on resistance and treason in World War II. In his latest novel Charles Lewinsky writers about the dilemma of the jewish actor and director Kurt Gerron. In Theresienstadt the SS asks him to make a movie in which the humiliating life in the ghetto is represented as a paradise. To refuse would mean a transport to Auschwitz. To cooperate would be self-betrayal.
In his latest book 'The hunt on the resistance', the Dutch journalist Ad van Liempt describes how the Germans suppressed the Dutch underground resistance, with help of Dutch countrymen.
The two authors will talke to writer Judith Uyterlinde on treason and resistance..
At the end of the evening the writers will sign their books at the Paagman Bookshop in the venue. The conversation is in English.
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