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Theo Paijmans


17 Nov 2022

See you next year: dates 2023 announced

In this newsletter:

  • Festival dates 2023 announced
  • The Chronicles stories online
  • Last tickets for Paolo Giordano

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PJ Harvey. Photo credit: Remco Koers

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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr in conversation with interviewer Omar Ba. Photo credit: Parcifal Werkman

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Lonnie Holley. Photo credit: Jassir Jonas

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Nora Krug. Photo credit: Jassir Jonas

Festival dates 2023 announced

It was great to see so many people together at the sold out 30th anniversary edition of Crossing Border. Thanks to everyone who was there and who supports the festival!

Mark next years dates in your diary: Crossing Border will take place in 2023 from 1 to 4 November.

Check out a selection of the festival photos here!


The Chronicles stories online

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The Chronicles. Foto credit: Remco Koers

During Crossing Border, The Chronicles were at work every day. The young, promising writers Sheena Patel, Anne Louïse van den Dool, Mauk Westerman Holstijn, Frida Isberg and Hanan Faour wrote short festival stories, which were instantly translated into various languages ​​by the talented translators Hannalore Daudeij, Laura Molenaar, Sofiane Boussahel, Bo-Elise Brummelkamp and Irene de la Torre.

All their stories are online here.

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Photo credit: Daniel Mordzinski

Last remaining tickets for Paolo Giordano

Award-winning Italian author Paolo Giordano will be joining us at BorderKitchen to discuss his new novel Tasmanië, an exploration of hope, doubt and longing in uncertain times. In Tasmanië, we meet a man who grapples with the fact that he may never become a father, and is confronted with doubts and temptations as he searches for balance in his marriage. The novel raises vital questions about how you deal with the fear and vulnerability that can overwhelm you when you lose control of the world around you.

Tasmanië is a lively and sensitive novel from an author with an empathetic approach to life today in all its facets – faith, science, climate, parenting, love. Giordano describes how we are all looking for a place -- our own Tasmania -- where a future is still possible.

Paolo Giordano won many awards for his debut novel The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2009), which has been published in more than forty countries. Other novels include The Human BodyHeaven and Earth, and Like Family.

Day: Wednesday 23 November
Time: 20.00
Price: 7,50
Location: BorderKitchen

Buy your tickets here.

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