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The Stories We Tell: 2016 European Literature Festival

27 APRIL - 9 JUNE 2016. In its eighth year European Literature Night returns with an expanded programme under the rebranded European Literature Festival (ELF), presented by EUNIC London. It will be a six-week celebration of literature from across the continent in the UK, with more than 60 writers and poets from more than 30 cultures involved in events and projects from 27 April-9 June. As well as events in London, ELF will reach beyond London with events in Chichester, Birmingham and Newcastle, plus the ‘Poetry Periscope’ installation, produced in partnership with Czech organisation Piána na ulici and The Poetry Society, touring five UK cities in 2016. The Translation Pitch also returns, with six translators going head-to-head in front of a live audience and a jury of top editors.

“Since our first European Literature Night eight years ago the evening has gradually grown into a week, and now, quite thrillingly, it has become a Festival. As judge and host of ELN, it is the highlight of my year. We’ve had a record number of submissions and this year the judges all felt it was the strongest collection of writers we have had to choose from so far. I can assure you British audiences are in for a real treat. The best of contemporary European literature is coming their way.”
Rosie Goldsmith, director of European Literature Network

PROGRAMME:



THE POETRY PERISCOPE PROJECT
27 April - 17 May 2016
Piazza, British Library
FESTIVAL ON REGIONAL TOUR
9 - 13 May 2016
Chichester, Newcastle, Birmingham




DON QUIXOTE TRANSLATION JOUST
9 May 2016
British Library Conference Centre
WANDERLUST: FETURING
FARIBA HACHTROUDI

9 May 2016
Free Word Centre




WRITING FROM THE BALTIC COUNTRIES
10 May 2016
Waterstones London - Piccadilly
TRANSLATION CLINIC
11 May 2016
British Library Entrance Hall




EXTREME NARRATIVES
11 May 2016
British Library Conference Centre
EUROPEAN LITERATURE NIGHT:
THE WRITERS' SHOWCASE

11 May 2016
British Library Conference Centre




TOMÁŠ ZMEŠKAL & HAMID ISMAILOV
IN CONVERSATION WITH MISHA GLENNY

12 May 2016
Waterstones London - Piccadilly
EUROPEAN LITERATURE NIGHT
IN EDINBURGH

13 May 2016
North Edinburgh Arts Centre &
Summerhall - Red Lacture Theatre




CRIMINAL WORLDS:
DETECTIVE FICTION FROM EUROPE

13 May 2016
British Library Conference Centre
THE ENEMIES PROJECT:
EUROPEAN POETRY NIGHT

14 May 2016
Richmix Arts Centre




MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE:
SHORTLIST READINGS

15 May 2016
British Library Conference Centre

TRANSLATION PITCH:
NEW LITERARY VOICES
WITH PEN PRESENTS

9 June 2016
Free Word Centre


For more information and full programme go to http://www.europeanliteraturefestival.org.uk/



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