Highlights from Sigtuna Literature Festival 2014

Every year we have the pleasure of welcoming international writers to our festival. In 2014 we enjoyed very much the program listened below.


Richard Ford medverkade i Sigtuna Litteraturfestival 2014.

Writers meeting with Richard Ford held by Josette Bushell-Mingo

Having been repeatedly awarded and honored in his own country, Richard Ford made a brand new breakthrough in Sweden with his novel Canada, as many discovered this exciting author for the first time. The story of fifteen year old Dell is a study of man’s darkest, most powerful and mysterious forces. Hear Richard Ford talk about his many years of writing, about what drives him to continue and why he loves Alice Munro.

Richard Ford, who by many have been compared to William Faulkner, will be interviewed by Josette Bushell-Mingo. This talk will be held in English.


Can 15 people write a novel?
The question is; can 15 people write a novel? The Dark Angels Collective is a group of British writers who came together to create Keeping Mum, a novel that loosely follows the journey begun by William Faulkner in As I Lay Dying. Scottish novelist Jamie Jauncey tells the story as one of the 15.

Jamie Jauncey will discuss his book and the challenges of collective writing with Helena Axelsson Fisk. Julian Stubbs, yet another of the 15, will join in as well. This talk will be held in English.


Ola Larsmo och Ragip Zarakolu

The Silence of History
A meeting between Sigtuna´s ICORN guest writer, journalist and publisher, Ragip Zaracolu and the writer and chairman of Swedish PEN Ola Larsmo. It will be a conversation about literature and forbidden subjects. This talk will be held in English.


Behind the Scenes in the publishing world
Richard Ford in conversation with Dorotea Bromberg
Go behind the scenes in the publishing world, as one of the world’s greatest writers, Richard Ford, talks with his Swedish publisher Dorotea Bromberg.  Over and above a straightforward business arrangement, the relationship between an author and a publisher has been compared to a friendship or marriage.

Richard and Dorotea will talk about the rewards, difficulties and pitfalls of a relationship often characterized by honesty, vulnerability and interdependence.  This talk will be held in English.

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