Upcoming Events

09.05.2018 - Zaal 3


On the 9th of May three Scandinavian authors will be visiting The Hague: international acclaimed Johan Harstad and two of the biggest Scandinavian writing talents Dorthe Nors and Gunnhild Øyehaug. Johan Harstad will be interviewed bij Hans Bouman; Dorthe Nors and Gunnhild Øyehaug will be interviewed bij Rosan Hollak. Actors will read from their work and there will be live music as well.

Norwegian author Johan Harstad (1979) already established his reputation with his novel Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? His latest novel Max, Mischa and the Tet Offensive (2017) was praised by press and public and tells about displaced theatre director Max Hansen, who as a teenager emigrated from Norway to the United States. Artist Mischa, actor Mordecai and Vietnam veteran Owen are his fellow sufferers. This novel is nominated for the European Literature Prize 2018.

Danish author Dorthe Nors  (1970) had her international break through with her short stories Karate Chop. Her recently published novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal is about Sonja, who at the age of forty decides to finally take driving lessons. Ze is translator of Swedish krimi’s and her social life is limited to her spiritual massage therapist and her talkative driving instructor. The novel was received with positive reviews and a 5 starred review in de Volkskrant. Mirror, Shoulder, Signal is on the short list of the Man Booker International Prize.

With lightness and spot on Norwegian author Gunnhild Øyehaug (1975) creates vulnerable characters who get stuck in their own short comings. For example the woman who has an ominous dream the night before her ninetieth birthday. In one of the stories a little girl bursting with youthful desire is jealous of her older niece. A deer that roams more and more to the borders of the woods, just to get some attention, plays the leading role in another story. The short stories Knots from Norwegian author Gunnhild Øyehaug (1975) will be published April 2018.

Date: Wednesday 09 May 2018
Start: 20:00
Location: Zaal 3, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A Den Haag
Entrance fee: € 12,50 (ex. service fee)

05.06.2018 - Kerkstraat 11


This June Rachel Kushner visits BorderKitchen to talk about her latest novel Club Mars. Romy Hall is 28 and just got sentenced two life sentences plus six years at a maximum security prison in Northern California. Outside is the world from which she is cut off forever: the San Francisco of her childhood days, the stripclub where she used to dance for a living. And her seven years old son Jackson, now designated to her mother’s care, from whom she is estranged. Club Mars is a powerful and unsentimental portrait of a women’s life on the poor side of the American society, and a sharp attack at the American prison system. Inside is the new reality to which she has to adjust to: thousands of women who try to scrape together their life needs, the absurdity of the life in the institution, daily violence by guards and prisoners. Romy’s future is a long and unrelenting straight line. Until she’s pulled out her rut by news from outside, and forced to put her faith back in her own hands.

Rachel Kushner (1968) had an international breakthrough in 2013 with the novel The Flamethrowers, which was on the shortlist of the National Book Award and called best book of the year by several literary critics. She is praised by the successful combination of political engagement and unforgettable characters a combination which Kushner brings to new heights at Club Mars.

The author will be interviewed in English by Persis Bekkering.

Date: Tuesday 05 June 2018
Start: 20:00
Location: Kerkstraat 11, Den Haag
Entrance fee: € 10,00 (ex. service fee)

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