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Gaiman and Atwood attend the Ukrainian book festival 

The Lviv BookForum, which is partnering with the Hay festival to broadcast its events worldwide, will host Nobel prize-winning Abdulrazak Gurnah and Booker prize winner Margaret Atwood.

Ukraine’s largest book festival, Lviv BookForum, will take place from 6-9 October in person and online. Hay has partnered with the festival to broadcast all 15 events live online, as well as curated a number of events aimed at an international audience.

The programme includes Atwood in conversation with Ukrainian psychologist Yurii Prokhasko, Turkish writer Elif Shafak in conversation with Ukrainian novelist Kateryna Kalytko and and British storyteller Neil Gaiman in conversation with Ukrainian journalist Sevgil Musayeva.

Gurnah will discuss post-colonialism with Ukrainian historian Olena Stiazhkina and Mexican activist Lydia Cacho. Also appearing will be neurosurgeon Henry Marsh and lawyers and activists Larysa Denysenko and Philippe Sands.

The events will be streamed free online, with Ukrainian and English subtitles available live, and Spanish subtitles to be added after the event.

Source: The Guardian