Welcome to Louisiana Literature, a podcast produced by Louisiana Channel. Each week we offer you an interview with a great writer in English. All episodes are recorded in connection with Louisiana Literature, the annual festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Learn more about the festival through this link: https://louisiana.dk/en/whats-on/louisiana-literature/ Find more than 300 video interviews with writers at http://channel.louisiana.dk
Douglas Stuart on 'Shuggie Bain'
More than 40 publishers rejected the debut novel 'Shuggie Bain' by Scottish Douglas Stuart before it won the Booker prize in 2020. The jury behind the prize called it "destined to become a classic". In this intimate interview Douglas Stuart tells the story behind the extraordinary novel of a young queer boy in Glasgow in the 1980ies.
Douglas Stuart was interviewed in August 2021 on stage at the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark by editor of culture Synne Rifbjerg.
Jonathan Safran Foer: Novels Can Learn from Poetry
Meet American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, who reflects on the power of literature in general and poetry in particular. Foer argues that art always has a personal point of departure, where the artist confronts the world and rearranges it.
Jonathan Safran Foer was interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg at the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in 2012
Margaret Atwood: On a Planet of Speculative Fiction
Experience award-winning Canadian writer Margaret Atwood in this humorous and vivid conversation about her works of elaborate ‘speculative fiction’, and how reality and science fiction are in fact inextricably intertwined.
Margaret Atwood was interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg at the Louisiana Literature festival at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in August 2014.
Mario Vargas Llosa: Literature Makes Citizens Critical
Meet Peruvian Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa (b.1936), who talks about his literary beginnings and about the inherent power good literature has to make readers aware of another reality: “What we call civilisation is a process that started with this dissatisfaction with the world as it is.
Mario Vargas Llosa was interviewed by Christian Lund at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in June 2019.
Han Kang: The Horror of Humanity
“I always move on with the strength of my writing.” In this powerful portrait, South Korean writer Han Kang – winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize – reveals the story of how she became an author, and how writing helps her pierce her distrust in human beings.
Han Kang was interviewed by Christian Lund in May 2019 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark.
Eileen Myles: A Poem Says 'I Want'
“I think a poem really is a statement of desire.” Meet the legendary American poet, writer – and homosexual icon – Eileen Myles. In this interview, Myles discusses the innate power of poetry and how to address the absence of the female genitalia.
Eileen Myles was interviewed by the Danish poet Mette Moestrup in August 2017 in connection with the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.