It's international, it's about literature, it's a festival and it's in The Hague. From 16-19 January Writers Unlimited Winternachten offers performances by writers from all over the world. From Dutch writer Herman Koch to the French-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf, from Connie Palmen from Holland to Geling Yan from China.
On these pages you'll find the overall festival programme, including time schedules and background information on all the participating authors and musicans. Programme subject to change.
This edition of the festival has a theme: "Like me", an allusion to the social media.
There are English as well as Dutch programmes. In Filmhuis Den Haag there is a choice of films selected by the writers, there is food and drink, there is music by Wende and by Huub van der Lubbe, but also by Typhoon and Neco Novellas. And at the end of the shows everyone dances the night away. Welcome!
With among many others the following international authors: Ian Buruma (VS/Netherlands), Linda Christanty (Indonesia), Aminatta Forna (GB/Sierra Leone), Noreena Hertz (GB), Antjie Krog (South Africa) and her son Andries Samuel (South Africa), Amin Maalouf (France/Lebanon), Milo Manara (Italy), Andrés Neuman (Spain/Argentina), Nihad Siries (Syria), Miral al-Tahawi (Egypt), Geling Yan (China).
And from the Netherlands and Belgium: Abdelkader Benali, Arie Boomsma, Hassnae Bouazza, Nadia Bouras, Tom Lanoye, Oek de Jong, Wim Brands, Peter Breedveld, Saskia De Coster, Elsbeth Etty, Rodaan Al Galidi, Marjolijn van Heemstra, Bas Heijne, Jan van Hooff, Bernke Klein Zandvoort, Herman Koch, Fouad Laroui, Ad van Liempt, Nelleke Noordervliet, Connie Palmen, Anne Provoost, Alfred Schaffer, Petra Stienen, P.F. Thomése, Sana Valiulina, Anne Vegter, Kira Wuck and many others
Trio Mäshräp, Huub van der Lubbe, Wende, Neco Novellas, DJ mps PILOT, DJ Socrates and Typhoon contribute musically to the 19th edition of the festival.
De performances of Milo Manara in Saturday Night Unlimited and on Sunday afternoon have been cancelled due to family circumstances.
The performance of Geling Yan in Friday Night Unlimited has been cancelled for health reasons. Gary Barker will replace her. She will perform in Saturday Night Unlimited. Het optreden van Geling Yan op vrijdagavond kan om gezondheidsredenen niet doorgaan.
In het Schrijversfeest wordt Anne Vegter wegens ziekte vervangen door Alfred Schaffer en Ronald Snijders.