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Program

14 May 2014 18:30 - 20:30

European Literature Night: The Writers

In its sixth year, we’re celebrating European Literature Night with six of the best writers from around the continent. Superb reportage, humorous explorations of the nature of power, chilling dystopia-meets-crime fiction and haunting portrayals of broken familial relationships all meet for one of the must-see events in the British literary calendar. Part of European Literature Night 2014: A Night in Stories and Pictures.

Wednesday 14 May 2014
18.30-20.30
Conference Centre, British Library
Tickets: £10, (£8 Over 60s) and £7
T: +44 (0)1937 546546
http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event159834.html


With Jonas T. Bengtsson (Denmark), Julia Franck (Germany), Antoine Laurain (France), Diego Marani (Italy),  Witold Szablowski (Poland) and Dimitri Verhulst (Belgium), chaired by acclaimed journalist Rosie Goldsmith.

The event is followed by a reception and includes entry to the summer exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK.

ELN is an annual literary showcase initiated by the Czech Centres and bringing the best of the continent’s writers and contemporary European literature to the UK. It is a unique initiative involving 28 European Cultural Institutes and Embassies, many arts organisations, and the European Commission Representation in the UK which promotes European literature of all genres in English translation.

For more information on all the writers plus exclusive extracts from their books, go to the Writers’ Centre Norwic: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/eln2014.aspx Photo: Gnomologie, Line Hoven

Also taking place this evening will be a simultaneous event; European Literature Night: The Graphic Novelists.

Partners:
European Literature Night is presented in partnership with EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) London, the European Commission Representation in the UK, the British Library, the Czech Centre London and Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions

 EUROPEAN LITERATURE NIGHT 2014: A NIGHT IN STORIES AND PICTURES - full programme


Wed 14 May, 14.00 - 15.30 (Bronte Room, Conference Centre, British Library)

Stories in Translation: Translating the Untranslatable
Panell discussion featuring writers Diego Marani and Witold Szablowski, award-winning translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones and Dedalus publisher Eric Lane. Chaired by Dr Fiona Doloughan.
Free event but booking is essential at http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event160658.html


Wed 14 May, 18.30 - 20.30 (Terrace Restaurant, British Library)
European Literature Night: The Graphic Novelists
Contemporary graphic novelists from across Europe discuss their work with Paul Gravett.
Price: £10, (£8 Over 60s) and £7, book at http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event159833.html

Wed 14 May, 18.30 - 20.30 (Conference Centre, British Library)
European Literature Night: The Writers
In its sixth year, we’re celebrating European Literature Night with six of the best writers from around the continent: Jonas T. Bengtsson (Denmark), Julia Franck (Germany), Antoine Laurain (France), Diego Marani (Italy),  Witold Szablowski (Poland) and Dimitri Verhulst (Belgium), chaired by acclaimed journalist Rosie Goldsmith.
Price: £10, (£8 Over 60s) and £7, book at http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event159834.html


2 May - 19 Aug 2014
Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK
Featuring some of the most iconic titles in comics, including Sandman, Tamara Drewe, V for Vendetta and Watchmen, this exhibition presents over a century of comic creativity alongside original scripts, preparatory sketches and final work.
Free entry with tickets to other European Literature Night events or book at http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/comics-unmasked/index.html

 

European Literature Night is presented in partnership with EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) London, the European Commission Representation in the UK, Czech Centre London and Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions.


                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

Venue:

Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Date

14 May 2014 18:30 - 20:30

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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