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Bridging the Divide #11 | Lucy Popescu interviews Tommy Wieringa and his translator Sam Garrett

September 17, 2020

Lucy Popescu interviews Tommy Wieringa and his translator from Dutch, Sam Garrett. Wieringa's novel The Death of Murat Idrissi was nominated for the International Booker Prize in 2019. In 2018 he won the Bookspot Literatuurprijs for his novel De heilige Rita, The Blessed Rita, published this year by Scribe UK. It is a compelling portrait of the forgotten and Wieringa makes a strong case for empathy with those living on the margins of society.

“Did you grow up in a rural or urban community?”

“What draws you to write about men on the margins?”

 “Tommy, regarding empathy for your characters and their situations, by writing about flawed characters you remind us of our shared humanity. Was that your intention?”

Hear the answers to these questions and more in this insightful exclusive interview.

Presented by Lucy Popescu | Produced by Rupert Such

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