As part of the PUSH project, The Ark is delighted to present a free talk on art and migration in the global world by writer Karthika Nair in conversation with Liz Roche.
Karthika is a poet and novelist and dance curator. Her recent work includes The Honey Hunters which she later adapted for the stage as Chotto Deshwith Akram Khan which was co-presented by The Ark and Dublin Dance Festival in 2016.
Karthika has written widely on the themes of migration for children and adults in both French and English. Born in India, she has been living in Paris for the past 17 years. Naïr published her first book of poems, Bearings, in 2009. Her other works include Until the Lions, a poetic retelling of the Mahabharata in multiple voices, which won the 2015 Tata Literature Live Book of the Year Award for fiction, a rather unexpected award for poetry; The Honey Hunter, an illustrated book of children’s fiction; and DESH, choreographer Akram Khan’s award-winning dance production for which she wrote the script.
The discussion will be around 60 minutes followed by a networking event.