The free word is this year’s theme at the Book Fair in Gothenburg. This is against the background that it was 250 years ago, the Swedish press freedom regime was instituted.
“Freedom of expression is the very condition for literature and human free search for knowledge,” said program manager Daniel Levin in a statement.
among the authors who will lecture on the topic include Nobel laureate Herta Müller, the Syrian poet Adonis and Ensaf Haider, the wife of the Saudi human rights activist Raif Badawi sentenced to a thousand lashes for criticizing his country’s regime in a blog.
Other names labeled in the seminar program are authors Sofi Oksanen, Märta Tikkanen, Meg Wolitzer, the allrounder Patti Smith and bokaktuelle Sture Bergwall who will talk with journalist Dan Josefsson.
the Book Fair taking place september 22 to 25.