With themes of memory, visuality and historical trauma, Brazilian-Hungarian writer Zsófia Bán examines contemporary cultures through essays and short stories. Her writings, which span film to literature to photography, have earned her a Fulbright Fellowship at Harvard University and a fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Institute in Berlin. On Sep 14, she reads “When There Were Only Animals” – featured in Best European Fiction 2012 – at 19:30, connecting ideas as varied as memory-making, map-making and global warming.
Why/when/where write: Compulsion. Ceaselessly. Cubicle.
Writing aids: No distractions (like questionnaires).
Defining literary moment: When I learned to read.
What would you like to be remembered for? For the red hair I used to have when I was 14.
Shoe size: Growing...