Live exposure of international literature in Dokk1: Sahar Delijani

Authors in Aarhus: Sahar Delijani
Authors in Aarhus and Next Library are proud to present the bestselling author: Sahar Delijani. 

Friday 11 September 19:30 -21.30
No fee for tickets - participants max. 100
Meeting point: Dokk1, Information at 19.00.

It is also possible to check in for Next Library from 19:00. 


19.10: DJ Iranian pop music by Thomas Nygaard

19.30: Welcome by Lise Kloster Gram

19.35: Omid Shams Gakieh about the conditions of literature in Iran at the present time. Interviewed by Rune Engelbreht Larsen.

19.50: Sahar Delijani about her book and life. Including readings from the book.
Interviewed by Rune Engelbreht Larsen.

20.50: Questions from the audience.

21.00: DJ Iranian pop music by Thomas Nygaard + refreshments

21.30: Thank you and goodbye.

Contacts: Lise Kloster Gram, literature consultant,,

and project manager Lisbeth Overgaard Nielsen,,

Sahar Delijani was born in Iran and grew up in California. Her debut novel, "Children of the Jacaranda Tree", has been published in more than 70 countries and translated into 28 languages. The novel is set in post-revolutionary Iran and is a deeply personal and touching tale that gives voice to the men, women, and children who won a war only to find their lives - and those of their descendants - imperiled by its aftermath. The event will be initiated with an interview with the Iranian born ICORN guest writer in the city of Aarhus, Omid Shams Gakieh (below).

Moderator: Author and political commentator Rune Engelbrecht Larsen (below).

Authors in Aarhus is a new international author stage established in collaboration between Aarhus Public Libraries and the University of Aarhus in order to present foreign literature to a wide audience. Although Danes read more fiction these years, only a vanishingly little part of it is translated litterature. The purpose of Authors in Aarhus is to remedy this and promote literature as a unique and irreplaceable way to meet the world. The initiative is a contribution to the cultural life in Aarhus that makes contemporary international literature attractive and accessible to a wide readership. For each event at least one foreign author is present and presented. Through discussions and interviews participants are offered an insight into the issues discussed in other cultures and countries.

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