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Vote of No Confidence in Fiction

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

For several years, a notable trend has become evident in (West-)European literature for no-holds-barred autobiographical texts. Previously, in novels the point was often ...

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 – New French Literature 1

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

France is the 2017 Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Writers from the Francophone world are invited for the occasion, in particular those from the former colonies...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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