(Part of the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin programme, „Kultur des Vertrauens“.)
Paul Oestreicher, cofounder of Amnesty International meets Priya Basil. Priya Basil cofounded Authors for Peace a platform from which authors can actively use literature in different ways to promote peace. Priya wrote The Obscure Logic of the Heart, in which as an atheist she examines sympathetically the nature of faith, as a pacifist she seeks to work out the motives of men who enable the illegal arms trade to flourish, as a hopeless romantic she creates a heroine who loves passionately but cannot simply follow her heart. Priya is a supporter of the Control Arms Campaign. She is keen to be a more active advocate in getting all nations of the world to sign up to a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty.
by Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Ivor Gurney, George Butterworth, Gerald Finzi and others. With Eleanor Forbes, Dan Chadwick, Monica Solem, Stewart and Emerson.