The past 18+ months have seen a surge in interest in pandemic literature, across both fiction and non-fiction. But what can these works tell us about
The past 18+ months have seen a surge in interest in pandemic literature, across both fiction and non-fiction. But what can these works tell us about the times we live in, and what can they tell us about ourselves? With their latest books The Herd and The Carriers, critically acclaimed Swedish writers Johan Anderberg and Jessica Schiefauer each explore the theme of pandemics – from the perspective of non-fiction and fiction. On 2 December they will join Swedish Book Review to discuss their works, responses to fear and uncertainty, and the different roles that fiction and non-fiction can play in approaching crises that are still unfolding.
This free, online event will be held in English via Zoom, and will be chaired by ‘New Books’ editor Alice E. Olsson. Register for the event here. All registered attendees will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event.
The European Literature Network was created with the mission of championing great writing from Europe in the UK – and doing it together. Open to writers, translators, publishers, agents, booksellers, festival directors, arts managers and journalists, ELNet is a free, collaborative hub for sharing news and views. Founded in 2010 by former BBC journalist Rosie (‘The Riveter’) Goldsmith, ELNet spreads the word about European literature and translation on its website and through the Riveter magazines, Riveting Interviewpodcasts, #RivetingReviews, workshops, events and festivals. ELNetoperates without funding or grants (unfortunately) and is therefore dependent onthe passion, professionalism and dedication of the core ELNetteam and on an extensive network of volunteers, supporters, partners and donors. ELNet is both an online and physical gathering place for sharing content and discussion, with the goal of encouraging the promotion, professionalism and popularity of European literature in the UK.