Saturday September 11
The Nordic House
The stories that appear to us in everyday life are often rather homogeneous. The role of literature, however, must to some extent revolve around opening up the world further, centering voices on the fringe and creating understanding. Whose responsibility is it to write such books? Does the author herself need to be marginalized in order to discuss the subject, or is the requirement for marginalized groups to constantly explain themselves unfair? In this panel, stories from the fringes will be discussed. Leila Slimani, Nina Wähä and Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir have all in one way or another discussed the people on the borders, whether it be geographically, socially or mentally. York Underwood moderates the panel.