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Sworn Virgin: Elvira Dones in conversation - Wednesday 24th July 2019

Sworn Virgin: Elvira Dones in conversation - Wednesday 24th July 2019, 2pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich

Albanian-Swiss author Elvira Dones will discuss the journey of her novel Sworn Virgin into English with her translator Clarissa Botford and publisher Stefan Tobler. The panel, chaired by Rosie Goldsmith, will also explore issues of multilingualism and multiculturalism in the literary sphere.

Sworn Virgin is about Hana, a woman seeking independence in Albania by following tradition and vowing to live the rest of her life in chastity as a man, Mark. This decision is challenged when years later Mark is invited to join a cousin in the US, which may be his only change to escape his vow.

This event is in partnership with the National Centre for Writing and is supported by the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia. You can read more about our panel members on our biographies page.

This plenary is FREE to attend. Book a place by visiting the National Centre for Writing website.