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Artists, Fighters, Cosmopolites: Women write the 21st century

Discussing the literary representation of women in the 21st century

Jennifer Clement, Elif Shafak and Mercedes Rosende enjoy international success. In their novels, outsiders play leading roles. Are these authors writing against the pre-defined roles that novels typically make available to women? A conversation about the characters in their novels and the representation of women in the literary industry.

This panel will be held in German, English and Spanish. 



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurter Buchmesse und Litprom e.V.
The event is free of charge


Mercedes Rosende

author and lawyer from Uruguay, winner of the 2019 LiBeraturpreis

Elif Shafak

author from Turkey

Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse at the press-conference for the guest of honour 2014 Finnland in the Congress Centrum. © Frankfurter Buchmesse

Juergen Boos

Direktor der Frankfurter Buchmesse / director of Frankfurt Buchmesse

Jennifer Clement

US-Amerikanische Autorin und Präsidentin von PEN international / US-American author and president of PEN international