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International Literature Festival The Hague

Winternachten 2019

Thu 17 - Sunday 20 January 2019

Winternachten 2019: 'Who Wants to Live Forever?'
Titled 'Who Wants to Live Forever', this 24th edition takes place 17 – 20 January 2019 in The Hague and looks ahead to our future. Expect conversations about the relationship between man and robot, about believing in technological innovation, about hope for and anxiety about the political future and the recurring desire for eternal life.

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The 2019 Winternachten programme includes interviews, conversations and panel discussions with poet Adam Zagajewski (Poland), writer Jennifer Clement (Mexico), historian and writer David Van Reybrouck (Belgium), writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Uganda), novelist Mark O'Connell (Ireland), rapper, spoken-word artist and writer HemelBesem (South Africa), writer and essayist Ian Buruma, writer and university Fine Arts program director Leni Zumas (US), psychiatrist and writer Basma Abdelaziz (Egypt), psychologist, novelist and screenwriter Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Israel) and writer, translator and essayist Arshia Sattar (India).

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Saturday 19 January 2019