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Winternachten 2018

Book of my Life: Efe Murad

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Arjan Peters, Efe Murad

Turning Van Dis into a Graphic Novel

Peter van Dongen has turned Familieziek ( Family Disease) , the autobiographical novel by Adriaan van Dis, into a graphic novel. It is a story told in scenes about an Indonesian family affected by the war, which tries to land on their feet in the … read more

Paul van der Gaag, Peter van Dongen

Book of my life: David Van Reybrouck

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

David Van Reybrouck, Hassnae Bouazza

Book of my life: Mohsin Hamid

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Hassnae Bouazza, Mohsin Hamid

Book of my Life: Marjolijn van Heemstra

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Arjan Peters, Marjolijn van Heemstra

Book of my Life: Magda Cârneci

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Arjan Peters, Magda Cârneci

Book of my Live: Grazyna Plebanek

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Arjan Peters, Grażyna Plebanek

Boek van mijn leven: Fatma Aydemir

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Arjan Peters, Fatma Aydemir

Book of my life: Charlotte Van den Broeck

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Arjan Peters, Charlotte Van den Broeck

Book of my Life: Sanam Sheriff

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Arjan Peters, Sanam Sheriff

Book of my life: Alain Mabanckou

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Alain Mabanckou, Hassnae Bouazza

Book of my life: Ghayath Almadhoun

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Ghayath Almadhoun, Hassnae Bouazza

Book of my life: Joost Baars

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Hassnae Bouazza, Joost Baars

Book of my life: Gustaaf Peek

Writers talks about their favourite book - the book that inspires or moves them; the book that formed their aristic, moral or intellectual compass; the book that they would recommend to anyone. read more

Gustaaf Peek, Hassnae Bouazza

Saturday Night Wintercafé: Spot on Young Poets

Francis Broekhuijsen presented students of The Hague high schools reading their own poetry, the result of workshops led by members of the Hague Poets' Guild. Poet and VSB Poëzieprijs 2018-nominee Charlotte Van den Broeck, young poetry slam-talent … read more

Charlotte Van den Broeck, DJ Socrates, Francis Broekhuijsen, Paula Golunska, Sanam Sheriff

Friday Night Wintercafé: Spot on Young Poets

Francis Broekhuijsen presents students of The Hague high schools reading their own poetry, the result of workshops led by members of the Hague Poets' Guild. Poet and VSB Poëzieprijs 2018-nominee Joost Baars, young poetry slam-talent Sanam Sheriff … read more

DJ Socrates, Francis Broekhuijsen, Joost Baars, Paula Golunska, Sanam Sheriff

Books Unlimited: Nino Haratischwili and Alain Mabanckou

A unique opportunity to meet two international literary stars and hear about their books, which have recently become available in the Netherlands. Lisa Weeda, writer and professor at ArtEZ School for the Arts, goes one on one for a half hour each … read more

Alain Mabanckou, Lisa Weeda, Nino Haratischwili

The Hague - Fragments of a Hidden City

Three Hague authors - Max Lerou, Mira Feticu and Hizir Cengiz - have written a new story or poem especially for Writers Unlimited, inspired by what remains hidden in their city. This evening they came to read their new works. What a party! But … read more

Hizir Cengiz, Max Lerou, Mira Feticu

The Netherlands on the Sofa: Marjolijn van Heemstra

A country goes to see the doctor! The Netherlands feels fantastic. In 2017, it held sixth place on the list of the happiest countries in the world. Not too bad when you consider, for example, the quality of Dutch health care and education. Or the … read more

Damiaan Denys, Marjolijn van Heemstra

Distance and  Nearness - Poetry in a Time of War

In spring 2017 the joint poetry collection Me Here You There by Palestinian-Syrian poet Ghayath Almadhoun and the former Poet of the Fatherland Anne Vegter was published. For Writers Unlimited, they have collaborated with two exceptional musical … read more

Amer Shanati, Anne Vegter, Gerda Dendooven, Ghayath Almadhoun, Stefka

The Rage of Europe - about the innermost outsiders of Europe

Rage is wafting around Europe. Rage in many forms and voices, but perhaps also from a common source. Led by author and cultural historian David Van Reybrouck, writers from various European cities delineate and interpret this rage from their own … read more

Amer Shanati, David Van Reybrouck, Fatma Aydemir, Gerda Dendooven, Grażyna Plebanek, Magda Cârneci, Marjolijn van Heemstra, Rodaan Al Galidi, Stefka

The streets of Istanbul: Resistance and Poetry

During the Gezi-protest of 2013, the streets and squares of Istanbul were places of resistance against authoritarian politics and ruthless market forces. It was an attempt to trigger change in Turkish politics. Five years on, how does the young … read more

Çağlar Köseoğlu, Efe Murad, Irina Baldini

Books Unlimited: Mohsin Hamid

A unique opportunity to meet international literary star Moshin Hamid and hear about his book Exit West . NRC newspaper literary critic Margo Dijkgraaf interviews Hamid (Pakistan) about his motivation to write, the source of his characters, and … read more

Margot Dijkgraaf, Mohsin Hamid

Writing poetry in Dunglish and other languages

How can literature challenge language? Besides Mandarin and Spanish, English is the most-spoken language in the world. It is a language of power, of mass culture, of imperialism and domination, but also a language expressing solidarity, activism and … read more

Çağlar Köseoğlu, Charlotte Van den Broeck, Dean Bowen, Joost Baars, Maarten van der Graaff, Mia You, Nguyễn Nam Chi, Samira Saleh, Veva Leye

The Netherlands on the Sofa: Peter Buwalda

A country goes to see the doctor! The Netherlands feels fantastic. In 2017, it held sixth place on the list of the happiest countries in the world. Not too bad when you consider, for example, the quality of Dutch health care and education. Or the … read more

Damiaan Denys, Peter Buwalda

Ode to Joy

Schiller's idealistic poem about Europe and humanity, adapted to the here and now! Writers Unlimited asked seven writers and poets each to write their own Ode to Joy . This evening they presented their newly written works. Participants at this … read more

Charlotte Van den Broeck, Efe Murad, Elisabeth Sturtewagen, Gerda Dendooven, Ghayath Almadhoun, Grażyna Plebanek, Gustaaf Peek, Jole De Baerdemaeker, Magda Cârneci, Nino Haratischwili, Oleg Lysenko, Sanam Sheriff

Fraternité! The Forgotten Value of Brotherhood

The longing for a strong collective feeling has once again become a source of social movements around the world. That "we"-feeling feeds passionate new emancipation and indentity groups. It also causes social fragmentation and conflict. Brotherhoo… read more

Bas Heijne, David Van Reybrouck, Efe Murad, Elisabeth Sturtewagen, Fatma Aydemir, Gerda Dendooven, Grażyna Plebanek, Oleg Lysenko, Sanam Sheriff

Égalité! The Legacy of the Soviets

Equality reconsidered: in the 20th century, the Soviet Union added a strange flavour to the second ideal of the French Revolution. Equality reduced to the repression and monotony of state socialism and the dullness of old Ladas. Writers Unlimited … read more

Gerda Dendooven, Gustaaf Peek, Magda Cârneci, Nino Haratischwili, Oleg Lysenko, Paul Scheffer

Borders and Secret Doors

How do we deal with borders in an era of globalization? Writers Unlimited presents a conversation about the necessity and the impossibility of national borders in an ever-shrinking world. In his new, contemporary love story Exit West , the … read more

Amer Shanati, Gerda Dendooven, Ghayath Almadhoun, Hassnae Bouazza, Mohsin Hamid, Paul Scheffer

Liberté! The Revolutionary meaning of Freedom

The Congolese novelist and essayist Alain Mabanckou opened Friday Night Unlimited with a lecture about the values of the French Revolution and their meaning in our time. Afterwards, writer and essayist Stephan Sanders had conversations with Alain … read more

Alain Mabanckou, Elisabeth Sturtewagen, Gerda Dendooven, Jole De Baerdemaeker, Louise O. Fresco, Luuk van Middelaar, Oleg Lysenko, Stephan Sanders

Frank Westerman meets Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid's novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) is educational: it shows how hurtful our way of doing things can seem to an outsider. And how the sheer power of the West - apart from the question of whether it is justified - creates much … read more

Chris Keulemans, Frank Westerman, Mohsin Hamid

Kader Abdolah & Funda Müjde: Literary Contraband

Just picture this amazing duo: writer Kader Abdolah and cabaret artist, actress and columnist Funda Müjde. Both personally recommend their favourite book. They tell you specially why you should read it. They use their most beautiful words to … read more

Funda Müjde, Kader Abdolah

Writers Fest

A festive program moderated by Hassnae Bouazza and built around the presentation of the Jan Campert Prizes, the literary awards of the City of The Hague. We celebrate Dutch literature with a variety of performances by writers, poets and musicians. … read more

Aad Meinderts, Alejandra Theus, Annet Schaap, Arie Storm, Carmien Michels, Cyrille Offermans, Ernst Reijseger, Hans Tentije, Hassnae Bouazza, Herman Van Goethem, Jeroen Olyslaegers, Joris Wijsmuller, Kay Sleking, Marije Langelaar, Paula Golunska, Uri Eugenio

NRC Leesclub Live: Bas Heijne on Madame Bovary

When we asked Bas Heijne to choose a classic to discuss during Writers Unlimited 2018 at the NRC Reader's Club, he asked for a few weeks' time to think it over. There are so many worthy books to (re)read and discuss! He finally settled on Gustave … read more

Bas Heijne, Michel Krielaars

Opening Night - Free the Word!

On the Opening Night of the Winternachten festival 2018 the focus was on freedom of speech. Pauline Krikke, Mayor of The Hague, opened the festival followed by a word of welcome by Ton van de Langkruis, Director of Winternachten festival. … read more

Boi Akih, Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal, Farah Karimi, Jennifer Clement, Joost Baars, Margot Dijkgraaf, Milagros Socorro, Mohsin Hamid, Pauline Krikke, Ton van de Langkruis