Two of the literary voices that best represent contemporary culture in the Middle East are the Lebanese writer, editor and journalist, Joumana Haddad, author of the novel I Killed Scheherazade,
described by Vargas Llosa as “a revealing and audacious book about women in the Arab world” and the Egyptian writer Khaled al-Berry, who is a BBC journalist working in London. He has published a number of works, as well as Life is More Beautiful than Paradise,
an autobiography about his teenage years, which were spent in the service of the jihad. They will talk to Catalina Gómez about literature and change.
With the support of the IPAF