"I think what we need to do is realize that the policy that we have carried out until now, military intervention, clearly doesn't work. We have been bombing that region now for thirteen months and the Islamic State is bigger than it was before. "
Italian journalist and terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni, author of The Islamist Phoenix, at a seminar at Göteborg Book Fair 2015.
Belarusian author and journalist Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded the 2015 Nobel prize in literature. Her work is a "monument to suffering and courage in our time". Alexievich has participated at the Göteborg Book Fair several times. In 2011 she discussed literature and freedom of expression in Belarus in a seminar at the book fair.
Welcome back next year!
Göteborg Book Fair 2015 is over. It has been four interesting and wonderful days. Welcome back next year, September 22–25. Here you find photos from Göteborg Book Fair 2015.
Manifestation for a humane refugee policy
On Friday afternoon a manifestation for a humane refugee policy was held at the Debate Stage at Göteborg Book Fair.
– Compassion is one of the greatest assets that we humans have. If we rid ourselves of that asset even the richest society will very fast become very poor, said the Archbishop of Sweden Antje Jackelén , one of several speakers at the manifestation.