Blue Met launches 2009 lineup; A.S. Byatt to be honoured- The Globe and Mail
Byatt will be one of more than a dozen high-profile international authors at the festival. Margaret MacMillan
, Giles Blunt
, Nino Ricci
, Erika Ritter
and M.G. Vassanji
will be there representing Canada. Others include: Laure Adler (France), Tariq Ali (Pakistan), Donald Antrim (USA), Stéphane Audeguy (France), Johannes Auer (Germany), Pablo de Santis (Argentina), Tijs Goldschmidt (Netherlands), Marek Halter (France), Nikahang Kowsar (Iran)
, János Lackfi (Hungary), Daniel Mendelsohn (USA), Khireddine Mourad (Morocco), Jean-Luc Outers (Belgium), Linda Polman (Netherlands), Sergio Ramirez (Nicaragua), Reza (Iran), Meir Shalev (Israel), Domenico Starnone (Italy), Zakaria Tamer (Syria), Krisztina Tóth (Hungary), François Vallejo (France) and A.B. Yehoshua (Israel).
- A focus on freedom of expression involving human rights activist Marek Halter, exiled Iranian cartoonist Nikahang Kowsar and MacMillan, who wrote Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World and will speak about censorship in China.
|Sunday, April 26, 2009 |
|CARTOONISTS IN PERIL: NIKAHANG KOWSAR |
|Exiled Iranian cartoonist Nikahang Kowsar, who now lives and works in Toronto, presents his work and chats on-stage with Rupert Bottenberg. With Nikahang Koswar. Hosted by Rupert Bottenberg. Duration: 1:15|
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