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THE CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS In today’s world of increasing intolerance, sometimes honest conversation between us is the only way forward. Voices Between – Stories against Extremism is an initiative of the Sweden-based non-profit organization Stories for Society which engages in transformational storytelling.
The purpose of this initiative is to give rise to a force for peace by building a global network of established authors whose life stories, work, and commitments demonstrate and engage the impact of intolerance, extremism and war. It is through the arts and our practice of rigorous and honest conversation that we can make a difference.
Voices Between – The Creative Conversations records conversations between creatives for this purpose.
WAR & THE GENERATIONS
Derek B Miller interviewed by Julie Lindahl
Can we ever bridge the void between the generations when it comes to the legacy of war? What price must Jews pay to become accepted as Americans or Europeans? How do war and peace affect our perceptions of the relationship between the US and Europe? Author and activist Julie Lindahl talks with novelist Derek B. Miller.
USING AN UNBEARABLE PAST FOR GOOD
Julie Lindahl interviewed by Rachel Kadish
What does it mean to take responsibility for deeds you yourself did not commit? Julie Lindahl relates her experience unearthing the truth of her grandparents’ involvement with Nazism during WWII. In a conversation with author Rachel Kadish, she discusses the process that led her to write her memoir The Pendulum and to grapple with the legacy of her grandparents’ work on behalf of the Nazis’ racial war. Julie discusses her own work using her family’s stories in the fight against mounting extremism today.
CHOICES & SACRIFICES
Rachel Kadish interviewed by Derek B. Miller
The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order reconcile the life of the heart and mind.
The interviews will soon become available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and most podcast streaming services.
THE AUTHORS BEHIND THE CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS
Rachel Kadish is the best-selling author of The Weight of Ink and other novels, and the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and Tin House, and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and elsewhere. She has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and has received the Association of Jewish Libraries Fiction Award and the John Gardner Fiction Award, and was the Koret Writer-in-Residence at Stanford University. She lives outside Boston and teaches in Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. She is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. http://rachelkadish.com/
Julie Lindahl is an independent writer, educator and democracy activist based in Stockholm who has spent eight years researching and documenting her grandparents’ story as perpetrators in occupied Poland who fled to Latin America as new war crimes trials reopened in 1960. Her story, related in her memoir, The Pendulum, has been featured several times by Boston public radio, by NPR and Swedish public radio. She is founder and chair of Stories for Society.
Derek B. Miller (Ph.D. international relations, MA national security) is an international best-selling novelist and international affairs specialist based in Oslo whose works often address “cultures in conflict” and characters profoundly affected by war and genocide. In 2013 Derek’s novel, Norwegian by Night, was considered to be one of the most important novels of the year by The Economist. He is also the author of The Girl in Green, American by Day, and the forthcoming Twilight Crimes. He is director of The Policy Lab.