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Observatory for European Contemporary Literature 2017: Launch with A.L. Kennedy

Posted by Walter Grond | | filed under:

Thursday Th 22 22 December Dec 12 12 16 2016 December Dec 12 12 Thursday Th 22 22 16 2016 2 02 14 14 23 h PM | Read more

Iceland Noir – Iceland’s Festival of Crime Fiction

Posted by West Camel | | filed under: ,

Iceland has no dialects. This – for a native English-speaker like myself – is the surprising fact that emerges from one of the final panel discussions at 2016’s Iceland Noir The nominees for the ...

Monday Mo 19 19 December Dec 12 12 16 2016 December Dec 12 12 Monday Mo 19 19 16 2016 8 08 8 08 49 h AM | Read more

Double nationalité

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

The subject of national identity is a slow-burner in France. It came to light again during the Republicans’ primaries when François Fillon was chosen as the right-wing candidate for the 2017...

Thursday Th 15 15 December Dec 12 12 16 2016 December Dec 12 12 Thursday Th 15 15 16 2016 1 01 13 13 51 h PM | Read more

AmazonCrossing: Where fiction in translation is thriving

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under: ,

The Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 has just finished. At the event a year ago, Amazon pledged $10 million of funding for one of its trade imprints, AmazonCrossing, which commissions and publishes novels...

Monday Mo 12 12 December Dec 12 12 16 2016 December Dec 12 12 Monday Mo 12 12 16 2016 1 01 13 13 36 h PM | Read more

French Literature Prizes Go to Women

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

This year a breath of fresh air circulated around the award of literature prizes in France. The good news: the accolades went to a high number of young female writers. The bad news: small publishers ...

Thursday Th 08 8 December Dec 12 12 16 2016 December Dec 12 12 Thursday Th 08 8 16 2016 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Literature House Europe: Literature Trends 2016

Posted by Walter Grond | | filed under: ,

For the second time, the Literaturhaus Europe presents a nuanced and entertaining summary of the annual activities of the Observatory for European Contemporary Literature...

Monday Mo 05 5 December Dec 12 12 16 2016 December Dec 12 12 Monday Mo 05 5 16 2016 2 02 14 14 25 h PM | Read more

Euro Stars: European Fiction in the UK: In or Out?

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under: ,

On a Wednesday evening at the end of September, I joined Rosie Goldsmith, four brilliant writers and an assortment of interested Londoners for a lively discussion on the future of European fiction in ...

Thursday Th 01 1 December Dec 12 12 16 2016 December Dec 12 12 Thursday Th 01 1 16 2016 11 11 11 11 25 h PM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Review of Pankaj Mishra

Posted by West Camel | | filed under: ,

In the 1970s there was a classic French intellectual dispute between, on the one hand, the historian Fernand Braudel, who studied history from the point of view of the longue durée – developments ...

Monday Mo 28 28 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Monday Mo 28 28 16 2016 12 12 12 12 33 h PM | Read more

In search of the future age. Hungarian literature in transition

Posted by Wilhelm Droste | | filed under:

Hungarian society has been in a deep, bitter and narcissistic crisis for years; the nation is...

Thursday Th 24 24 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Thursday Th 24 24 16 2016 9 09 9 09 15 h AM | Read more

Laurent Mauvignier

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under:

Laurent Mauvignier is among France’s leading contemporary writers. Readers who take up one of his novels immediately notice that actually there is a quite exceptional narrator at work here. He gets ...

Monday Mo 21 21 November Nov 11 11 16 2016 November Nov 11 11 Monday Mo 21 21 16 2016 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more
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