‘Either I’m too dumb to understand and it’s me, or it is bullshit’, proclaimed Laurent Binet during #ilfu16. For two days writers from all over the world spoke about the power of the novel. Return to this wonderful event in the monumental Post Office one more time with the after movie by EditieM!
This was International Literature Festival Utrecht 2016! On Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd the Post Office Neude was the literary heart of the Netherlands.
The programme of International Literature Festival (ILFU) is now completed. With appearances from PJ Harvey, Connie Palmen, Zia Haider Rahman and Reif Larsen this weekend is going to be the literary peak of the year. And with every festival comes a timetable!
‘My own surname may be an anagram of Eco’s but sadly our relationship never got any closer than that,’ writes ILFU selection author Jonathan Coe on his hero Umberto Eco, who passed away this year. Coe will introduce the Umberto Eco documentary on Saturday April 23rd at 4.15 pm in the Literary Film Theater.
In addition to her appearance at the ILFU on Saturday April 23rd, the American author, journalist and film critic Renata Adler is Writer-in-Residence 2016 with the Centre for Humanities. On Friday April 22nd Adler will discuss ‘Storytelling and the City’ with Simon Cook, professor at the Utrecht University. The symposium is open for questions from the audience.