Authors Posts by Johanne Elster Hanson

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Venue reviews: Punk Rock at the UEA Drama Studio

For once, being ill-prepared is an advantage; I knew nothing of Simon Stephen’s play Punk Rock before I saw it at the UEA Drama...

Venue reviews: Five Kinds of Silence at the UEA Drama Studio

Three women, a mother and two daughters, stand over a bed; in it lies a man with a blood-soaked shirt. Billy has been shot...

Sweden in political limbo after general election

After the general election on 9 September, Sweden seems to have split in half, with Sverigedemokraterna (Sweden Democrats), nestling ominously in the middle. The...
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Book review: The End by Karl Ove Knausgård

For a decade now, there have been a continual debate among Norwegian authors, critics, journalists and readers about the ethics of virkelighetslitteratur, or autofiction....

Q&A with Christopher Bigsby on the Autumn Literary Festival

Christopher Bigsby is an award winning novelist, biographer, academic and radio presenter who has worked at UEA since 1969. In 1991 he helped found...

Venue reviews: The 2018 Playwright Project

Expectations were high when UEA’s Festival of Literature for Young People (FLY) was kicked off last Sunday evening at the Maddermarket Theatre. The 2018...