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UCL Arts & Humanities Open Day - Modern languages - Dutch
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Kader Abdolah at UCL Dutch

15 February 2008

Kader Abdolah

The UCL Department of Dutch has pleasure in inviting you to an evening with its acclaimed Writer in Residence Kader Abdolah who will talk about his life and writing and read from his work in the Chadwick Lecture Theatre (next to UCL’s Main Entrance in Gower Street, C3 on the map) on Thursday 6 March 2008, 6–8 pm.

Kader Abdolah was born in Iran, where he studied physics at Arak College of Science and became involved in an underground student movement. He fled Iran as a political refugee in 1985 and eventually settled in the Netherlands.

He began to write in Dutch and published his first book in 1993. Since then he has produced best-selling novels, short stories and columns. Many of these deal with life in Iran under the shah and then the ayatollahs, with the experience of migration and exile, and with writing in a new language.

Kader Abdolah

Kader Abdolah’s novels include Spijkerschrift (2000), translated by Susan Massotty as My Father’s Notebook (Edinburgh and New York: Canongate and HarperCollins, 2006), and Het huis van de moskee (2005), an English translation of which is in preparation. His work has also been translated into Danish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Turkish. The talk and reading will be in English. All welcome!

There is now a report about this event on the general UCL news page.

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