Date: Saturday August 20th, 17:00-18:00
Place: Rosebud Sivullinen (Kaisaniemenkatu 5, Helsinki)
Participants: Ada Castells (España), Teresa Ruiz Rosas (Peru)
Moderator: José Luis Rico
In this conversation, writers will address the stories, subjects, and challenges recurrent in their own work, and the trends they perceive in contemporary fiction. From mental health to dystopia, from hypermodern offices to reinventions of history, the panelists will lay out the connections between larger trends in culture and the minutia of literary devices and symbols. Where are the new spaces of fictional transgression? How does the market and the hyper-visibility of the cyber space condition the writing of stories? What parricides and resurrections are happening before our eyes in the landscape of contemporary literature? What are the best kept secrets of literature in Spanish?