Maja Lee Langvad (b. 1980) is a writer and translator who lives in Copenhagen. She is the author of several books including Find Holger Danske (“Find Holger Dane”) and HUN ER VRED – Et vidnesbyrd om transnational adoption (”SHE IS ANGRY – A testimony of transnational adoption”). She has collaborated on different projects with composers, musicians, visual artists, and film directors in Denmark and South Korea.
In the lecture I will present some of the returning topics in my writing such as transnational adoption, national identity, racism, and kinship. I will talk about the writing process, motivation as a writer and read excerpts from some of the works. I will also show some examples of collaborative work i.e. the literary performance Yellow Madonna performed together with my colleague Kristina Nya Glaffey.