The full programme for the Morges Literary Festival (Le livre sur les quais 2-4 September) has now been released revealing a varied programme in both French and English. Established literary stars, new writers, essayists, poets and translators, authors of crime fiction and travel writing will give talks, readings and round table discussions The festival takes place right along Morges lakeside in various interesting venues around the town including cellars, tents bookshops and on boats!
English debates on land and on the lake
The full English programme can be found here. As an example on Sunday 4th September there will be a debate entitled Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor? with Luke Harding and as this year the festival will also focus on Scandinavian writers, there will be a debate on the 3rd September entitled Where Next for Nordic Crime? with Nikolaj Frobenius, Anna Grue, Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg and Ingar Johnsrud
Literary Cruise in English on Sunday 4th September
There will also be a talk entitled The Art of Short Story on a literary cruise on Sunday 4th September (boarding begins at 08:45 in Geneva or at 11.05 in Nyon) for the journey onto Morges – details here. Helen Simpson and Petina Gappah will talk about the art of short stories. This cruise is organised by the Geneva Writers’ Group.