Dr Igor Stiks to Speak at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Dr Igor Stiks, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the CITSEE project, will feature in two shows at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August 2010.

Dr Igor Stiks, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the CITSEE project, will feature in two shows at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August 2010.

Dr Stiks, who is both an academic and a published novelist, will appear at the festival on Friday 20th August as part of two events entitled 'Best of European Fiction 2010: Alasdair Gray, Igor Stiks & Michal Witkowski' and 'States of Independence'.

Programme Details: 

'Best of European Fiction 2010: Alasdair Gray, Igor Stiks & Michal Witkowski'

Various national myths are questioned in this impressive initiative by the Dalkey Archive Press, which surveys fiction from across the continent with a selection of some thirty writers. In this event, chaired by Stuart Kelly, three of the contributors – Scotland’s own Alasdair Gray, Igor Štiks from Bosnia and Michal Witkowski from Poland – discuss their work.

Fri 20/08/2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

'States of Independence'

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, European boundaries have been radically redrawn and independence restored to a number of small countries. As Britain considers options for increased Scottish devolution, what can it learn from the recent experiences of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the other fledgling independent states of Europe? Join authors Igor Štiks and Charlie Jeffery in a lively debate chaired by Allan Little.

Fri 20/08/2010, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Academic Profile: Dr Igor Stiks

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