Boštjan Videmšek is a journalist who, as he reported from all the major conflict areas of the past 2 decades, has operated within the domain of literary (crisis) reportage. Leonora Flis is a scholar and a writer whose research focus also includes literary journalism. The conversation moderated by a Slovene poet, writer, critic and translator Miriam Drev will revolve around Videmšek’s latest book Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity: A Book of Reportage and his previous work, while Flis, who authored a theoretical book on literary journalism and documentary novel Factual Fictions, will also explain the principles and specifics of literarized reportage as it developed over time and gained importance in the US and broader (including Slovenia).
Boštjan Videmšek is an award winning journalist, a war-correspondent who reported from all the major conflicts in last 20 years. His focus: migration and climate crisis/solutions. He is also a playwright and an Ultra marathon runner. He authored five books. Contributed to the New York Times, BBC World, Politico, Forbes, Middle East Eye, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro, Sydney Morning Herald, Atlantic Post.
Leonora Flis is an Associate Professor of Literature, a translator, literary critic and writer from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her areas of research include literary theory, contemporary British and American literature, graphic novel and literary journalism. She is the author of a monograph Factual Fictions: Contemporary American Documentary Novel and a book of short stories Upogib časa (Time Bending).
Miriam Drev is a poet, novelist, literary translator and critic from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She has published five books of poems: Time's Square, Births, WaterLine, In the Kitchen a Cherry Tree Would Grow and Tirso as well as a book for children, Šviga Does Wee-Wee and two novels: In the Gilded City and Restless. She translated more than 90 volumes from English and German into Slovenian, among these works by Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ian McEwan, C. S. Lewis.