Main Program | In Conversation with Audrey Magee

29 Oct 2022 15:15 - 16:15
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In Audrey Magee’s beautifully crafted novel, The Colony, she explores character, language, culture, and place on a picturesque Irish island and the impact of political systems and imperialism. Magee discusses her inspiration for the novel, which has been longlisted for the Booker Prize, her writing process and offers a response to the festival’s theme Uniting Humanity by suggesting that to understand what unites us, we must first analyse what it is that tears us apart.

Dalam novel karya Audrey Magee yang ditulis indah, The Colony, ia mengeksplorasi karakter, bahasa, budaya, dan wilayah di pulau Irlandia yang cantik serta dampak sistem politik dan imperialisme. Magee membahas inspirasinya untuk novel tersebut, yang telah lama masuk dalam daftar Booker Prize, proses penulisannya menawarkan sesuatu terhadap tema festival Uniting Humanity dengan menyarankan bahwa untuk memahami apa yang menyatukan kita, pertama-tama kita harus mencari tahu apa yang memisahkan kita.


Desi Anwar

Desi Anwar is a national journalist, TV anchor, and writer, based in Jakarta. She has written multiple books published by Gramedia, including A Simple Life, Being Indonesian, Growing Pains, OFFLINE: …

Audrey Magee

Audrey Magee was born in Ireland and lives in Wicklow. Her latest novel, The Colony (2022) has been long-listed for the Booker Prize and short-listed for the Orwell Prize for …

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