soon

Wed 07.09
20:15 > 22:30
flagey - studio 4
€ 11 / 9
EN

debate | interview

james ellroy, rachel kushner, kevin powers, jane smiley & david treuer

AMERICA FACING ITS HISTORY
Prelude to the Festival of Vincennes

With only a few weeks to go before the presidential election and a few days before the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, American authors James EllroyRachel KushnerKevin PowersJane Smiley and David Treuer will shed some light on the current situation in the US.

Sun 11.09
11:00 > 12:30
passa porta bookshop
vrije toegang
NL
Reserv

presentation

de haas en de regenboog, paul claes

Writer Paul Claes presents De haas en de regenboog, a novel over the tumultuous relationship between the poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. In Dutch.

Tue 20.09
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
EN
Reserv

interview

meet the author: luc sante

Conversation with American author and journalist Luc Sante (b. 1954 in Verviers) on the occasion of his new book, The Other Paris. He shows how Paris symbolizes the cities in which we live: it is a labyrinth of streets, areas and people, in which we each seek our own way.

Sun 25.09
11:00 > 12:30
passa porta bookshop
vrije toegang
NL
Reserv

presentation

yucca, peter terrin

Publisher De Bezige Bij and Passa Porta Bookshop invite you the book launch party of Peter Terrin's latest book Yucca.

Wed 28.09
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
NL
Reserv

book club with the author

read & meet: rivieren, martin michael driessen

A reading club with a twist, at a Read & Meet you get the chance to discuss the book with the author himself. During this first meeting of the season, we will discuss Rivieren by Martin Michael Driessen. In Dutch. 

Tue 04.10
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
EN
Reserv

interview

meet the author: jesús carrasco

Spanish writer Jesús Carrasco presents the Dutch translation of his second novel La tierra que pisamos (“The Earth We Tread”, Seix Barral, 2016), which was awarded the European Prize for Literature this year. Interview in English: Jeroen Theunissen.

Wed 05.10
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

interview

prix goncourt des étudiants en belgique, pierre assouline

The first Prix Goncourt des étudiants de Belgique will be awarded on 14 December. A jury of students from Belgian universities will reward a book longlisted for the Prix Goncourt. During this evening, Pierre Assouline, member of the Académie Goncourt, will share his experience. 

Thu 06.10
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
EN
Reserv

interview

meet the author: hanya yanagihara

VRT journalist Ruth Joos interviews the American writer Hanya Yanagihara. With her second novel, A Little Life, Yanagihara conquered the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers and made the shortlist of both the National Book Award and the Man Booker Prize.

Sun 16.10
11:00 > 12:30
passa porta bookshop
vrije toegang
NL
Reserv

presentation

het boekenboek, veerle vanden bosch & mirjam noorduijn

Authors Veerle Vanden Bosch en Mirjam Noorduijn present Het boekenboek, a book on Dutch and Flemish children's literature produced in the last decade. In Dutch.

Wed 19.10
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
EN / FR / NL / PT
Reserv

interview | reading

meet the author: ricardo domeneck

Conversation with Brazilian poet and artist Ricardo Domeneck, our writer-in-residence in September and October. In his powerful poetry, he combines the political with the personal, philosophy and history with the mundane and different cultural registers from pop to poetry.

Thu 20.10
20:15
flagey - studio 4
€ 11 > 9
FR

interview | reading

meet the author: boualem sansal

With 2084: La fin du monde, Boualem Sansal dips his pen in an open wound and denounces religious radicalism. To mark the release of this book in Dutch, this autumn by De Geus, Passa Porta, the organization Textes & Voix and Flagey are hosting a reading followed by an interview with the author (in French).

Wed 26.10
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
EN
Reserv

book club with author

read & meet: good people, nir baram

A reading club with a twist, at a Read & Meet you get the chance to discuss the book with the author himself. During this meeting, we will discuss Good people by Israeli writer Nir Baram.

Fri 04.11
20:00
hôtel de ville bruxelles / stadhuis brussel
EN

interview

timothy garton ash on free speech

Timothy Garton Ash (b. 1955) is a British historian and political writer. Drawing on a lifetime of writing about dictatorships and dissidents, Garton Ash argues that in this connected world, the way to combine freedom and diversity is to have more but also better free speech.

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