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November 11, 2020
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Telling Stories Across Boundaries 細說跨國故事

Don’t miss the chance to hear Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin, discuss his Booker Prize longlisted novel, Apeirogon, an epic novel of hope and reconciliation, rooted in the real-life friendship between two men united by loss. When McCann met two bereaved fathers, Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan, on a trip with the non-profit organization Narrative 4, he was moved by their attempts to use their grief as a weapon of peace. With their blessing, McCann used their real-life stories to begin another—one that stitches together time, art, history, nature, and politics. This ambitious novel carries two fathers’ moving story at its heart, and their hope that if they could see themselves in one another, perhaps others can too. Colum McCann will be in conversation with Literary Editor of the Financial Times, Frederick Studemann.

In ENGLISH, and available online 24 hours later with CHINESE subtitles. 

This event is supported by the Consulate General of Ireland. 

Click here to buy ‘Apeirogon’ from Festival bookseller, Bookazine.

美國國家圖書獎得主、暢銷書《Let the Great World Spin》作者Colum McCann將與《金融時報》編輯Frederick Studemann暢談他布克獎初選入圍作品—《無限邊形》(Apeirogon)。小說的雛形構成來自於兩個喪親父親 —巴勒斯坦穆斯林Bassam Aramin,和以色列猶太人Rami Elhanan 之間的兄弟情誼,化悲憤為實現和平的動力的現實事件。作者Colum在一次非營利組織“Narrative 4”的旅程中遇見並深受他們感動,用他們真實的故事創作出一個把時間、藝術、歷史、自然和政治融為一體的小說。這本如此震撼的小說充溢著兩位父親的動人故事和希望;如果能在彼此身上看到自己,也許其他人也可以。




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Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize with Apeirogon, Colum McCann is the author of six other novels and three collections of stories.

Frederick Studemann is Literary Editor of the Financial Times.