15 episodes

A bi-monthly conversation about writing, creativity and the world we live in. Author Linn Ullmann talks to some of the world’s most exciting literary voices about their books, their writing process and how they view the world and current events around them.
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A bi-monthly conversation about writing, creativity and the world we live in. Author Linn Ullmann talks to some of the world’s most exciting literary voices about their books, their writing process and how they view the world and current events around them.
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    Bonus Episode: A Reading by Édouard Louis

    Bonus Episode: A Reading by Édouard Louis

    Listen to the French writer Édouard Louis read a short excerpt from his latest book, Who Killed My Father?
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    • 2 min
    Édouard Louis

    Édouard Louis

    Our guest in this episode is the French writer Édouard Louis. He talks about writing for your enemies, Black Lives Matter, Toni Morrison and ghosts at the table. Read more in our show notes here.
    Talking to Louis is the British writer Nadifa Mohamed, one of three guest interviewers as Linn Ullmann takes some time off to finish her novel. You can read more about Mohamed and our two other guest interviewers here.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Bonus Episode: A reading by Jenny Erpenbeck

    Bonus Episode: A reading by Jenny Erpenbeck

    Listen to the German author Jenny Erpenbeck reading an excerpt from her novel End of Days (translated into English by Susan Bernofsky).
    Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.

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    • 4 min
    Jenny Erpenbeck

    Jenny Erpenbeck

    Our guest in this episode is the German writer Jenny Erpenbeck. She talks about hope and despair, time and empathy, writing routines, refugees, and the importance of things. Read more in our show notes here.
    Talking to Erpenbeck is the Norwegian writer Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, one of three guest interviewers as Linn Ullmann takes some time off to finish her novel. You can read more about Skomsvold and our two other guest interviewers here.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus episode: Three readings by Moez Surani

    Bonus episode: Three readings by Moez Surani

    Listen to the Canadian poet Moez Surani reading three poems: "Best Decisions of my Life So Far", "Lullaby for a Waning Empire" and "The Day We Lay in Bed Like John & Yoko", all from his latest poetry collection, Are the Rivers in Your Poems Real?
    Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.

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    • 10 min
    Moez Surani

    Moez Surani

    In this episode is the Canadian poet Moez Surani talks about the violence of language, about identity, and the distance between where we are and where we belong. And about happiness.
    Talking to Surani is the award-winning Norwegian writer Eivind Hofstad Evjemo, one of three guest interviewers as Linn Ullmann takes some time off to finish her novel. You can read more about Evjemo and our two other guest interviewers here, and check out our show notes here.
    Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.

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    • 56 min

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