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As the world once again lurches towards authoritarianism, it is writers who remind us of the atrocities that arose the last time this happened. European writers are especially well-placed to excavate their recent past to manifest a varied literature of warning and remembrance. Swedish journalist Elisabeth Åsbrink’s latest projects follow a Jewish boy sent to safety in Sweden by his Austrian parents and, in another investigation, the resurgence of neo-Nazism today to the roots of Swedish nationalism. Polish novelist Szczepan Twardoch recalls a Warsaw that war destroyed forever. Born in Argentina and based in Madrid, Patricio Pron fictionalizes the mysterious assassination of a writer in Milan in 1945.
This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.