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Tommy Wieringa’s latest book The Death of Murat Idrissi, translated from Dutch by Sam Garrett, traces how a wrong turn leads to disaster for two adventurous European women in Morocco. Among The Lost by Emiliano Monge, translated from Spanish by Frank Wynne, follows a single day in which people are trafficked and brutalised and illegal migrants are cheated of money and dreams even as countless others scrabble to cross the border. In this unnamed land, cruelty is the only currency.
Debates on migration and immigration often ignore the realities experienced by those who have to leave their homes in search of safety, asylum or new opportunities. Emiliano Monge and Tommy Wieringa are two award-winning writers whose bold, intelligent fiction is unafraid of confronting the ugly realities of migration. RTÉ’s Paula Shields leads a conversation with these two award winning writers on their latest books and their motives in tackling issues of migration through fiction.
Presented in partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art, as part of their IMMA Talks series; presented with the support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature
Presented in partnership with the IMMA Exhibitions Doris Salcedo Acts of Mourning, A Fiction Closer to Reality and associated talks and events series.