Nora Krug, Sandi Tan and Katherine Findlay
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21 October 2018
Photo: Nora Krug
German-American author and illustrator Nora Krug talks through the challenging themes found in her new graphic novel ‘Heimat’. We also meet film-maker and novelist Sandi Tan to hear the story behind her new Netflix documentary ‘Shirkers’ and learn the tale of Pike Ward – a British fish merchant who helped shape the history of Iceland – with heritage specialist Katherine Findlay.
21 October 2018
Award-winning illustrator and author Nora Krug is professor of illustration at New York’s Parsons School of Design. Her new graphic novel ‘Heimat’ traces her family’s past amid the atrocities committed by Germany in the Second World War – asking difficult questions about what it means to belong.
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Photo: National Museum of Iceland
The story of how a UK-born fish merchant helped shape the history of North Atlantic neighbour Iceland at the turn of the 20th century forms the basis of new book ‘The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward’. Its editor Katherine Findlay tells us more about the unlikely tale.
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In 1992, Singaporean film-maker Sandi Tan shot a road movie with two friends set across the city state, named ‘Shirkers’. But the film never saw the light of day after one of its benefactors sabotaged the project. Sandi Tan joins us to talk through why her film is now hitting screens in documentary form via Netflix and the disorientating 25-year journey to get it there.
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