15 December 2011 Steve Sem-Sandberg in Duży Format

“My book is not about Rumkowski’s having molested children. It is rather about how he ruled and how ordinary people lived under his rule. It’s also about how power, even an apparent one, in ghetto conditions marked by unbelievable oppression, gives a sense of strength and privilege, and ultimately corrupts,” said Steve Sem-Sandberg, Swedish writer and guest at this year’s edition of the Conrad Festival in a touching interview with Paweł Smoleńsk for Gazeta Wyborcza. Steve Sem-Sandberg’s novel The Emperor of Lies: A Novel was published in Poland by Wydawnictwo Literackie.

Read the full interview.