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26 May 2014

Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter’s nickname says it all: she is the Queen of Suspense. She is one of crime fiction’s most celebrated award-winning writers. In the Netherlands alone she has sold more than two million copies of her books, and she is the only author ever with eight titles on the Dutch bestseller list at the same time, including the number one spot.

In cooperation with De Bezige Bij Cargo

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Aula - Universiteit van Amsterdam
Singel 411 Amsterdam
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Read Joost de Vries his introduction to last night's event with Rachel Kushner.

Margaret Bourke-White – Moments in History 1930-1945.

The Hague Museum of Photography is hosting an exhibition on American photographer Margaret Bourke-White. The exhibition comprises over 180 original vintage photographs taken in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Germany, England and Italy in the 1930s and 40s.

The Thinking Hut is organising an exhibition on the work of American artist Amy Spadacini. Harmony studies the co-existence between man and nature. As man constructs and encroaches, nature seems to know how to reclaim it's territory. Is there some sort of balance between these two forces or will man disregard it so badly that there will be no way of reversing the damages? 

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Upcoming lectures:

26 May 2014  Karin Slaughter
07 Jun. 2014  Michael Cunningham
11 Jun. 2014  Amanda Gefter
27 Aug. 2014  Amy Bloom

Literature Course

May / June 2014
The John Adams Institute presents a reprise of last year's course: 

Storytelling in the Transmedia Age

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The John Adams Institute provides a window onto the United States for Dutch audiences. Our main way of carrying this out is by bringing notable Americans--novelists, politicians, historians, scientists, screenwriters, poets--to the Netherlands, and having them talk about their work and their insights.

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