World Literature

Jonas Hassen Khemiri

  • 9
  • Oct




Image of Jonas Hassen Khemiri looking seriously at the camera with a dark background behind him

A young man dies in a car crash, and an unnamed writer tries to piece together his story. In fragments of conversation, correspondence and interviews, a picture slowly forms – but the truth about what happened to Samuel, or why it matters, isn’t so simple. Dazzling and inventive in form, Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s Everything I Don’t Remember is a bittersweet tale of love and memory, and an intriguing narrative puzzle from one of Sweden’s most exciting and bestselling authors.

He is the author of the generation-defining debut novel One Eye Red, and the acclaimed Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger. The winner of the prestigious August Prize, Everything I Don’t Remember is Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s fourth book and the first to be translated into English. Hari Kunzru called it ‘heartbreakingly sad and laugh-out-loud funny.’ He will be in conversation with MLF Chair Jerome de Groot.