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The Chronicles 2022


Saturday November 5, 2022


22.20 - 23.30




Korzo - The Attic

Paul Auster once said “translators are the shadow heroes of literature

The Chronicles is Crossing Border’s unique annual residency project for talented authors and translators.
Each day of the festival, an up-and-coming writer works on a blog of that day’s events, capturing their insights and experiences of the artists performing on the Crossing Border stage. At the same time, translators get to work and offer the audience a near-simultaneous translation. The translators are at the start of their literary careers, and the aim is to showcase the skill and talent of both the writer and translator and show how the process works.

This year’s participating authors are:
Mauk Westerman Holstijn
 (NL), Hanan Faour (NL), Frida Isberg (IS), Anne Louïse van den Dool (NL) and Sheena Patel (UK).

This year’s participating translators are:
Laura Molenaar (NL), Irene de la Torre Perelló (ES), Sofiane Boussahel (FR), Bo-Elise Brummelkamp (NL/UK) and Hannalore Daudeij (NL).

The authors will write one story prior to the festival, one on each day of the festival (3-4-5 Nov.) and a final story to conclude their experiences of Crossing Border.

Live Event during Crossing Border
The Dutch authors and translators of The Chronicles will also appear at their own event during Crossing Border, when they will be questioned about their work, literary life, and this year’s collaboration.