• Alexander Manuiloff: Theatre can be a space of discussion

    After his 2017 tour to Washington’s ForumTheatre/Woolly Mammoth, the DC Theatre Scene called him “a rare creator”, the Washington Post found his piece “exceptionally thoughtful”, while the Broadway World defined Manuiloff’s writing as being “akin to magical realism”. In 2019 Alexander Manuiloff became the first non-German speaking writer to be invited to the prestigious 44-year-old Mülheimer Theatertage festival

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  • Farid Ghadami: Literature is counter-cultural, inhuman and savage Interview by Irina Papancheva

    I write as I think, as I live. I think my novels are all completely different, but you can find me in each of them. My first novel, published about 13 years ago, is the story of a football player who is murdered at his home, but at the same time it could be perceived as a sharp critique of the Iranian educational system, Lacanian - Freudian psychoanalysis, and fundamentalism.

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  • Interview with Christos Chartomatsidis by Irina Papancheva

    Some writers have influenced my worldview and approach to life, such as the classics – Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kazantzakis, Zola, Radichkov. From others I have learnt the craft – Gogol, Vazov with his “Uncles”. Lately, I am more and more admiring Dumas, the father, who is an unbeatable master of plot. We know him best for “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”, while he has written a series

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  • Entretien avec Joumana Haddad au Liban !

    Au sujet de l’érotisme, Joumana Haddad dit manifester beaucoup d’intérêt pour ce sujet. Elle a lu de nombreux ouvrages érotiques tels que le Marquis de Sade et possède même une grande bibliothèque érotique chez elle. Au moment où elle décide de créer une revue, elle se dit qu’il serait intéressant de se pencher sur la question du corps, d’où l’appellation de sa revue « Jasad » qui signifie « corps », pour avant tout réfléchir ensemble sur ces questions et non pas les résoudre,

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  • INTERVIEW WITH BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

    Why are you a poet? I have always loved playing around with words. I didn’t know it was called poetry. I was just an innocent kid messing around with words when an adult said ‘You’re a poet, be published or be damned’. What poets do you admire? Poets I like are Shelley, KRS-One, Carol Ann Duffy, Jean Breeze, Spike Milligan and the greatest living poet in the world, Tony Harrison. What inspires you? Freedom fighters like Marcus Garvey, Tony Benn, Nelson Mandela,

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