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Guided tours by European writers: human rights, literature & history

House of European History
07/12/2022 from 18:30until 07/12/2022 - 18:30
7 Dec
House of European History
Rue Belliard 135
1000  Brussels

Ahead of International Human Rights Day, the House of European History, in partnership with the European Union Prize for Literature, invites you to an intimate journey into the realms of history and literature, through the eyes and voices of two European writers.

They will guide you through the museum’s exhibition, talk about the role that literature can play as a means to defend human rights, and its importance in protecting people’s freedom of speech throughout history.

- 18.30 - Sladjana Nina Perkovic (French)

- 19.00 - Peter Karoshi (English)

Limited places: 20 per tour. Languages: English, French.

Sladjana Nina Perkovic (1981) is a Franco-Bosnian journalist and a fiction writer. After finishing her studies in Political Sciences at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, she mainly worked as a news correspondent for media outlets in ex-Yugoslavia. Her work has also been featured in European news outlets such as The Guardian. Today, Sladjana is mainly focussed on her writing career. She has published a collection of short stories entitled “Kuhanje” (Cooking), and the novel “U jarku” (In the Ditch). U jarku was listed for the 2021 Ninova nagrada Award (NIN) and the “Meša Selimović” Award. She lives, works, and writes in between Banja Luka and Paris.

Peter Karoshi, born 1975 in Graz, Austria, studied history, English and American studies at the University of Graz. From 1999 to 2005 he worked on the special research project “Modernity - Vienna and Central Europe around 1900” at the Department of Austrian History in Graz, where he also studied heterogeneities, pluralities and cultures of memory in multi-ethnic states. In 2009, his first novel “Grünes, grünes Gras” (Green, Green Grass) was published by Milena Verlag. His novel “Zu den Elefanten” (the Elephants), published by Leykam Buchverlag, was nominated for the Deutschen Buchpreis in August 2021. Peter Karoshi currently lives in Vienna.