CORFU LITERARY FESTIVAL The Novel in a Time of Crisis
Posted on: 17-09-2022 | Category: Events

In conversation with Amanda Craig, Sally Emerson and Richard Beard.

Two Consecutive Events in a Spectacular Location: Living UNESCO and The Novel In A Time Of Crisis

Thu, 22 September 2022
19:00 – 22:00 EEST
Location: Palace of St. Michael and St. George
114 Kapodistriou
491 00 Kerkira


About this event
Old Corfu Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What are the challenges of preserving and treasuring but still and working and living within a monument? How do the citizens modernise and improve their home city whilst still respecting its heritage? How can a place welcome thousands of appreciative and curious visitors but still function in the real daily world?
UNESCO Chair Holder Professor Stavros Katsios and researcher Christina Kermida Papadatou discuss with expert panelist, historian and classicist Natalie Haynes
Please note Professor Peter Frankopan’s overseas commitments have had to change and he is now unable to join us.


In a world bruised by a global pandemic, in economic crisis, war atrocities and political turmoil, how does the contemporary author respond? How do books reflect the mood, malaise or hope of the reader? Or should they?
Authors Amanda Craig, Sally Emerson and Sofka Zinovieff in conversation with Richard Beard