- Aleksandar Hemon & Colum McCann in Conversation
Aleksandar Hemon & Colum McCann in Conversation
Aleksandar Hemon and Colum McCann in conversation at McNally Jackson books on March 29, 2013. Hemon discusses how to reconsider the Western distinction between fiction and non-fiction, the inherent human agency involved in storytelling, and how watching a potato might be turned into an exercise of human agency. A short Q&A follows the discussion.
Listen to Hemon read “The Book of My Life” here.
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A powerful call from @PENamerica’s @SuzanneNossel urging us to understand that the brutal attempt on #SalmanRushdie’s life is an attack against the freedom to write, read, and think. #wordsmorepowerfulthanknives https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/13/salman-rushdies-entire-life-has-been-an-act-of-defiance
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