US authors Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Lydia Davis and Lorrie Moore will discuss this year’s festival topic, “Islands”, with Croatian authors.
The festival has so far taken place in Osijek, Beli Manastir, Hvar, Zadar, Rijeka, Split, Dubrovnik, Pazin, Varaždin, Šibenik and other cities.
“We are exploring topics that are more relevant than ever – what kinds of isolation are we faced with and how do we overcome separation in a post-pandemic world? Is travel really necessary? Is technology a cure for loneliness or does it contribute to it? Is each one of us an island and what are the new languages the human need for closeness is beginning to express itself in?” reads an announcement of the festival.
In addition to online sessions with the four US authors, the festival will also feature live meetings with a number of regional and domestic authors.
The festival is organised by the Croatian Writers Society, with the help of the Culture and Media Ministry, the Zagreb City Office for Culture and partner cities, as well as a number of cultural institutions and foreign embassies in Croatia.
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