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14 May 2014 18:30 - 20:30

European Literature Night: The Graphic Novelists

Contemporary graphic novels from across Europe have never been more diverse and innovative. For the first time, European Literature Night explores the comics phenomenon by inviting four acclaimed authors to read and live-illustrate their work. Czech Republic's Lucie Lomová will take part in the night to discuss her book Savages ('Divoši'), telling the true story of a Czech ethnographer who befriends a Brazilian tribesman and brings him to Prague in 1908, an encounter that transforms both their lives. Chaired by Paul Gravett, Co-Director of the Comica Festival. Part of European Literature Night 2014: A Night in Stories and Pictures.

Wednesday 14 May 2014
18.30 - 20.30
British Library, Terrace Restaurant

Ticktes: £10 (£8 over 60s, £7 concessions)
http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event159833.html
T: +44 (0)1937 546546

With Line Hoven (Germany), Lucie Lomová (Czech Republic), Max (Spain) and Judith Vanistendael (Belgium/Flanders) in conversation with Paul Gravett.

Contemporary graphic novels from across Europe have never been more diverse and innovative. For the first time, European Literature Night explores this comics phenomenon by inviting acclaimed cartoonists to discuss and read from their fascinating works. In Love Looks Away (Blank Slate), Line Hoven uses her stunning scraperboard precision to record her grandparents' and parents' histories, from Hitler's Germany to modern America. In Divoši ('Savages'), Lucie Lomova tells the true story of a Czech ethnographer who befriends a Brazilian tribesman and brings him to Prague in 1908, an encounter that transforms both their lives. In the tradition of Dalí and Buñuel, the Spanish cartoonist Max blends surrealism, philosophy and humour in the richly symbolic escapades of Bardin the Superrealist (Fantagraphics). The authors will be in conversation with Paul Gravett, co-director of Comica Festival, author of Comics Art (Tate Publishing), and co-curator of the British Library's exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK.

The event is followed by a reception in the Entrance Hall of the British Library which will include free entry to the summer exhibition, Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK, as well as an ELN bookstall. The reception is supported by the Goethe Institut.

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

Also taking place this evening will be a simultaneous event, European Literature Night: The Writers.

Photo: Lucie Lomová, Savages (Divoši)

This event is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

 

 

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:

British Library, Terrace Restaurant, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Date

14 May 2014 18:30 - 20:30

Organizer:

Czech Center


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