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≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016
≈ [Almost Equal To] at Schaubühne Berlin 2016



  • April 7: Everything I Don’t Remember is launched in Denmark (and Hungary).
  • April 28: Reading of ≈ [Almost Equal To] in New York as part of the PEN festival. Segal Theatre, 6:00pm. Free + Open to public. First come, first served. Afterwards a talk with the playwright. More info here.
  • May 13: Helsinki Lit Festival.
  • May 15: Litro Magazine (UK) publishes the short story “Unchanged, unending“, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
  • May 27-28: Norwegian Literature Festival in Lillehammer. Reading in the park, at 3PM the 27th. Discussion with Jan Kjærstad, 4-5PM the 28th.
  • Summer 2016: Everything I Don’t Remember is released in the UK (Scribner) and US (Atria). Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles. The book has received a starred review in Publishers weekly and a review in The National.
  • BBC World Service Cultural Frontline: Sacred Places and Sounds.
    Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri remembers his childhood visits to his family’s sacred space – the local library. Presented by Tina Daheley.Full episode here. Excerpt here.
  • A literary postcard written and read for Open Book, BBC Radio 4. Listen here (starts at 24 minutes).
  • August 14: The Malmö Festival, Sweden.
  • August 18-21: Louisiana Literature Festival, Denmark.
    Thursday 18 Aug 6:45pm interviewed by Klaus Rothstein at Parkscenen.
    Friday 19 Aug 2pm Reading Koncertsalen with Tomas Espedal, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Carl-Henning Wijkmark, Linn Ullmann.  
    Saturday 20 Aug 1.30pm Jonas Hassen Khemiri in conversation with Chigozie Obioma. Moderator: Marc-Christoph Wagner. 
  • August 27-28: Edinburgh International Book Festival.
    Sat 27 Aug 6:30pm – 7:30pm Writers’ Retreat £8.00, £6.00
    Two internationally acclaimed European writers find unusual ways of answering ‘how do writers help make sense of life?’ Jonas Hassen Khemiri won Sweden’s highest literary honour, the August Prize, with Everything I Don’t Remember, while Peter Terrin won the Dutch equivalent of the Man Booker, the AKO Literatuurprijs, with Post Mortem. Each novel is stylistically daring, featuring a writer trying to make sense of events around him.TEN AT TEN
    Sun 28 Aug 10:00am – 10:10am Writers’ Retreat FREE
    A small yet perfectly formed reading from one of our Festival authors to start your day. Check the screen in the Entrance Tent to see who’s reading today.
  • August 27: ≈[Almost Equal To] premiers in Molde, Norway, at Teatret Vårt.
  • September 1: ≈[Almost Equal To] premiers at Freies Werkstatt Theater in Köln, Germany.
  • September 8: I Call My Brothers premiers at Forum Theatre in Washington, US.
  • September 15: ≈[Almost Equal To] premiers at Pillsbury House, Minneapolis, US.
  • September 18: Reading/talk at Brooklyn Book Festival, New York.
    To what extent do discriminatory politics, social and cultural distinctions, and immigration oppress and build individuality? Join Malaysian writer Tash Aw, author of The Face: Strangers on a Pier; Jamaican-born Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of the debut Here Comes the Sun; and Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri, author of Everything I Don’t Remember, for a conversation about the freedoms and burdens of identity and sexuality and the ways in which they intersect in their work. Moderated by Emily Raboteau.
    When:  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    Where: Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

  • September 20: Discussion with Idra Novey at Center for Fiction, New York, 7:00 pm.
    We’re pleased to welcome multi-award winning Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri (One Eye Red; Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger) and poet, writer and translator Idra Novey (Ways to Disappear), who will talk about Khemiri’s latest novel, the unique murder mystery Everything I Don’t Remember (Atria Books; July, 2016).

  • September 21: Talk back at Forum Theatre after I Call My Brothers (running September 8 – October 1). Tickets and more information at

  • September 22: Discussion about Everything I Don’t Remember at Sweden House, 2900 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007, US. 7:00 PM to 9:00. Moderated by Matthew Davis, George Mason University.
  • September 24: Keynote presentation at Library of Congress’s National Book Festival, International Pavilion, Washington, US.
    Presentation: International Saturday, September 24
    3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
    Book Signing Saturday, September 24 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • September 29: ≈[Almost Equal To] premiers at Les Théâtres de la Ville, Luxemburg.