Steve Sem-Sandberg and Sjón (2016 Event)

Steve Sem-Sandberg and Sjón (2016 Event)

Meet two of Europe's most talented novelists. Swedish writer Steve Sem-Sandberg’s The Chosen Ones follows his towering novel The Emperor of Lies in describing brutality and tenderness in the Nazi era – this time in a home for sick children in Vienna. Icelandic novelist Sjón’s highly anticipated Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was is a moving depiction of a young gay man’s experience in 1918 Iceland. They talk to Rosie Goldsmith in this event recorded live at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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