Mr. Zarakolu will join Swedish PEN's Ola Larsmo, also a writer, in a conversation about writings on forbidden subjects. The conversation will be in English, and take place at the Sigtuna Foundation Library at 10 am.
Ragip Zarakolu is Sigtuna's first guest writer, arriving in Sigtuna in December 2013. His publishing house, the Belge Publishing House, publishes mainly academic books and literature on and by minority populations in Turkey, especially Kurdish writers.
This year's festival is Sigtuna's third consecutive Literature Festival, boasting more than 80 distinct events in just two days, featuring activities ranging from story readings via exhibitions and workshops to an extensive child and youth programme. To learn more about the festival and see the entire festival programme, please follow this link.