Time: 15:30 - 16:45
Price: 130/90,- (stud.)
What is literary quality?
UK publisher Penguin attracted attention in the summer of 2018 by announcing that it would take account of gender, ethnic origin and class when seeking new staff and authors. Norwegian publishers are dominated by white middle class people with higher education. Is this a problem? Would greater emphasis on diversity override quality criteria – or could it on the contrary raise the quality of the works published?
Critic Ane Farsethås, author Jennifer Makumbi, publishing editor Kari Marstein, former Man Booker International juror Daniel Medin and books editor Peter Nielsen will debate this issue with professor Eirik Vassenden in the chair.
The conversation will be in English.
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