Lisa Halliday Interview: The Gap Between Us



“You cannot write about people without exploring the tensions between them.”

In this video Lisa Halliday shares her thoughts on the widening gap(s) within society – for example between rich and poor. “Of course writers have something to say about that”, argues Halliday. “The trickier question, I think, is: Can we change it?”

Lisa Halliday (b.1977) is an American writer. Halliday’s debut novel ‘Asymmetry’ (2018) won the Whiting Award for Fiction and made The Time’s and New York Time’s list of the best books of 2018. Halliday’s work has appeared in The Paris Review, among others. She works as a freelance editor and translator in Milan, Italy.

Lisa Halliday was interviewed by Tonny Vorm at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark in August 2019 in connection with the Louisiana Literature festival.

Camera: Rasmus Quistgaard
Edited by Klaus Elmer
Produced by Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2020

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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