17 – 26 May


Writing from the Frontline Åsne Seierstad

Saturday, 25 May
National Library of Ireland
€12 / €10

Åsne Seierstad’s reportage has gained her a huge following across the world, taking millions of readers on a tour of the world’s geopolitical hotspots, from Baghdad to Kabul, and to the aftermath of the Utoya massacre in her native Norway. In her latest work, Two Sisters, we follow the gripping story of a family torn apart, when nineteen-yearold Ayan Juma and sixteen-year-old sister Leila leave the family home in Oslo to a life of radicalism in Syria. With the complete support of the family, Seierstad meticulously pieces together their story, culminating with the consequences of their decision. This is writing that defines our age.

‘Åsne Seierstad is the supreme non-fiction writer of her generation’ Luke Harding

In association with the Royal Norwegian Embassy Dublin and NORLA, supported by National Library of Ireland