PEN World Voices Festival - History and the Truth of Fiction


Colum McCann (Ireland/United States) moderated the panel. He is the author of several story collections and nobels. His short film, Everything in This Country Must, was nominated for an Oscar in 2005. His most recent novel is Zoli.


Arthur Japin's (Netherlands) historical novels include The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boach, In Lucia's Eyes, and The Big World. And he gives an absolutely mesmerizing reading of his work.


Imma Monso's (Spain) novels include You Never Know, Like a Holiday, and A Real Character.


Laila Lalami's (Morocco/United States) first novel, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, was published in 2005. She might also be known to you for her excellent blog Moorish Girl


Michael Walner (Germany) is an actor, screenwriter, and the author of the novel April in Paris.