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Friday May 27 2022, 8pm BST

Voices of Ukraine: Authors Read From the Literature of Ukraine

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Intelligence Squared is proud to partner with The Guardian for an evening in which celebrated writers will read the work of their Ukrainian peers in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
All profits will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine humanitarian appeal.

Speakers include:

Karl Ove Knausgaard Norwegian author, whose works include the six volume series of autobiographical novels, My Struggle.

Henry Marsh neurosurgeon and author of the highly acclaimed memoir Do No Harm. He has worked with doctors in Ukraine since 1992.

Ian McEwan novelist, whose works include Atonement, Enduring Love and The Child In Time. He won the 1998 Booker prize with Amsterdam.

Alice Oswald TS Eliot prize-winning author of eleven collections of poetry, including Dart and Falling Awake.

Further speakers to be announced soon.

 

Details

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Running time: 60 minutes

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Speakers

Speakers include

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Norwegian author best known for his six-volume series of autobiographical novels 'My Struggle'


Norwegian author. In 1998 he won the Norwegian Critics Prize For Literature with his debut novel, Out Of The World. He gained worldwide fame with his six-volume series of autobiographical novels entitled My Struggle (or Min Kamp in Norwegian), which dissected his life and relationships in often merciless detail. The Wall Street Journal described him as ‘one of the 21st-century’s greatest literary sensations’. His work has been published in 35 languages.

Ian McEwan

British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter


British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. He is the author of eighteen books, including the novels Atonement, Enduring Love, The Child In Time, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach. Several of his novels have been adapted for the screen, including the BAFTA-winning film Atonement. He won the 1998 Booker prize with Amsterdam.

Henry Marsh

One of Britain’s foremost brain surgeons and bestselling author of 'Do No Harm'


One of Britain’s foremost brain surgeons, who worked as a consultant neurosurgeon at St George’s Hospital in London for thirty years. His highly acclaimed memoir Do No Harm, an unflinchingly honest and moving account of his career as a neurosurgeon, won the PEN Ackerley prize in 2015. He travels the world teaching his craft and has worked with doctors in Ukraine since 1992.

Alice Oswald

One of Britain’s best known poets and Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford


Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. She is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including A Sleepwalk on the Severn, Falling Awake, The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile and Memorial. She won the 2002 TS Eliot Prize for her second collection, Dart.

Further speakers to be announced soon.