Seminar and Q&A: A special lunchtime event with Peter Zilahy - Literature and Dictatorship

Monday, March 7, 2016 13:00 - 14:00

The School of Culture and Communication and the Creative Writing Program present a special lunchtime event with Péter Zilahy.

Literature and Dictatorship: Narratives of timelessness, identity and innocence through the filter of dictatorship and the return of the Cold War

To be followed by a Q & A session.

Péter Zilahy is one of Hungary's internationally renowned writers. He has written four books and works in all genres including essays and opinion pieces for The New York Times, The Guardian and the Financial Times. His dictionary novel, The Last Window Giraffe, has been published in 22 countries, including UK, Germany, Italy, Holland, Russia, Turkey and Indonesia. It has received more than 500 reviews and became 'The Book of The Year' in Ukraine, where it directly influenced the Orange Revolution.

Zilahy also wrote, designed and co-produced a new media CD-Rom to explore semantic interactions between images, animations, sounds, music and the written word. This CD-Rom was the base for 300 performances in 28 countries in venues including The Kitchen in New York, the Berliner Ensemble and the International Center in Delhi, India.


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4th Floor Linkway, John Medley (Building 191)