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Selja Ahava
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Boyd Tonkin

Voices of Europe 1

Olga Grjasnowa and Selja Ahava Chaired by Boyd Tonkin

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

2:00pm

90 minutes

St Cross College

£8 - £15

Two authors from mainland Europe, Olga Grjasnowa and Selja Ahava talk about their work and give readings in both English and their mother tongues. Teir latest novels explore the fall-out from big events.

This session lasts 90 minutes and is followed by a second Voices in Europe event. Tickets for the individual event are priced £7-£12.50. A combined ticket for both events is £8-£15. Please select the relevant ticket when booking. Light refreshments are on sale between the events.

Grjasnowa was born in Azerbaijan and now lives in Berlin. Her debut novel Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt (All Russians Love Birch Trees) was awarded the Klaus-Michael Kühne Prize and the Anna Seghers Prize. Her latest, God Is Not Shy, is her third novel.

Ahava, from Finland, won the Laura Hirvisaari Prize for her debut novel, The Day the Whale Swam through London. Her latest work, Things that Fall from the Sky, won the EU Prize for Literature and was nominated for the Finlandia Prize and the Tulenkantajat Prize.

The session is chaired by writer and critic Boyd Tonkin, who writes on arts and books for the Financial Times, the Economist and Spectator, and is special adviser to the Man Booker International Prize (which he chaired in 2016).

Supported by Creative Europe, the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden