How can literature reconcile the personal with the national, even international, experience? As authors around Europe increasingly write about history through a familial lens, Dulce Maria Cardoso of Portugal, Martin Fahrner of the Czech Republic, Żanna Słoniowska of Ukraine and Péter Gárdos of Hungary discuss how they use family stories to tell wider stories of war and its impact across Europe.
Part of the European Writers’ Tour 2017 in partnership with EUNIC London and the Embassy of Sweden
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