Children’s Books – Free Zone or Battlefield?


Cultural debate is rarely as heated as it is when the content of children’s books is being questioned. Yet books for children and young people can also create a safe environment for conversation and provide an opportunity to discuss controversial issues. Kristoffer Leandoer, who has explored the issue in ‘Children – Paradise and the Escape From It’ will meet the author Christina Wahldén and the journalist Fredrik Wadström, who have followed the publication of Swedish children’s books with LGBT themes in Belarus. Together they will discuss the opportunities and limitations of children’s literature. Presenter: Jenny Aschenbrenner, cultural journalist.


Speakers: Kristoffer Leandoer, Fredrik Wadström, Christina Wahldén.
Presenter: Jenny Aschenbrenner.


Organised by: Swedish PEN.