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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Petina Gappah

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Some rulers seem to live forever. Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe is one of them. Born in 1924, there seems to be no end to his almost 40-year-old regime. In Petina Gappah’s debut novel “The Book of ...

Thursday Th 29 29 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 29 29 16 2016 10 10 10 10 44 h AM | Read more

An interview with translator Don Bartlett

Posted by West Camel | | filed under: ,

Don Bartlett has translated some of Norway’s most prominent and popular contemporary writers, including Jo Nesbø, Roy Jacobsen, Lars Saabye Christensen and Kjell Ola Dahl...

Monday Mo 26 26 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Monday Mo 26 26 16 2016 10 10 10 10 08 h AM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Review of Gabriela Babnik

Posted by Judith Vonberg | | filed under: ,

Multiple stories are interwoven in Gabriela Babnik’s Dry Season...

Thursday Th 22 22 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 22 22 16 2016 11 11 11 11 12 h AM | Read more

CROWD Literature’s Omnibus Project

Posted by Steven J. Fowler | | filed under: ,

CROWD Literature’s Omnibus project was a literary tour like few others, running from May to August in 2016, from the far north of Finland to the beaches of the Mediterranean in Cyprus...

Monday Mo 19 19 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Monday Mo 19 19 16 2016 9 09 9 09 30 h AM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Review of Robert Menasse

Posted by Katja Petrovic |

In 2012, Robert Menasse’s essay Der Europäische Landbote. Die Wut der Bürger und der Friede Europas was published (trans. Craig Decker as...

Thursday Th 15 15 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 15 15 16 2016 10 10 10 10 30 h AM | Read more

Copyright in Slovenia

Posted by Miha Mazzini | | filed under: ,

The biggest US companies ten years ago were ExxonMobil, General Electric, Microsoft, Citigroup and Bank of America. Today they are Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook...

Monday Mo 12 12 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Monday Mo 12 12 16 2016 10 10 10 10 04 h AM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Review of Zsófia Bán

Posted by Eszter Ureczky | | filed under: ,

Zsófia Bán is both a trespasser of cultural-geographical boundaries and a builder of bridges―between continents, races, genders and languages.

Thursday Th 08 8 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 08 8 16 2016 9 09 9 09 26 h AM | Read more

2016 German Book Prize: The Countdown Has Begun

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

Despite all the hostilities, the German Book Prize – nominating the “best novel” since 2005 – is long established as one of the most prestigious awards...

Monday Mo 05 5 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Monday Mo 05 5 16 2016 10 10 10 10 37 h AM | Read more

European Literature Days 2016: Review of Birgit Weyhe

Posted by Christian Grasser | | filed under: ,

Foreign ‘guest workers’ also lived in the GDR. They came from socialist sister countries in the Third World...

Thursday Th 01 1 September Sep 09 9 16 2016 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 01 1 16 2016 10 10 10 10 55 h AM | Read more