New opening night for Passa Porta Festival
The Passa Porta Festival has changed the opening night programme after American author Paul Auster was forced to cancel
Trio of authors
The novelist is being replaced by a panel of writers who will talk about the intersections between politics and literature in an evening dubbed "How to Read the World". Turkish author and journalist Ece Temelkurant, Iranian-French author Négar Djavadi and celebrated Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vasquez (pictured) will discuss their work in the contexts of their own political environments.
The event will still be in English. Ticket-holders are being contacted by Passa Porta to discuss exchange or refunds. The organisation is also planning to reschedule Auster for a later date.