Sissel-Jo Gazan

Sissel-Jo Gazan’s books have been published in 16 countries. She has lived in Berlin since 2005. Her view of language as a journey reflects both her personal as well as her professional experiences.

Sissel-Jo is known for “The dinosaur feather” and its follow-up “The arc of the swallow”, “Lawyer’s wig” (Blækhat), the children’s book “Anton, Hugo and the gold horse” (Anton, Hugo og guldhesten) and her personal guide books to Berlin.

Her latest novel, “White flowers” (Hvide blomster), tells a story about a childhood on Samsø, tattoo artists, botany and secrets. Critics and readers alike praised it highly after its publication in 2020. The novel has just been nominated for the Martha prize, the Bog & idé’s readers’ award.

Come and listen to a wide ranging conversation with Sissel-Jo Gazan on 24 September 12:00-13:00. Gazan’s own experiences with the use of language in both her own writing, her books and her everyday life in Berlin will be amongst the topics. The conversation will be moderated by Jens Johansen, a translator for the European Commission.
The audience will of course also have a chance to ask questions.

Click here for access to the live stream of the conversation on 24 September 2021 at 12:00.