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NEW LITERATURE FROM EUROPE 2013 : In Transit

November 16, 2013

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

The New Literature from Europe festival’s 10-year anniversary celebration will take readers on the road with 9 authors whose writing blurs national boundaries. EU passport holders are in transit, working, traveling, living and functioning easily over most of the continent, and European writers are articulating a new consciousness of this state of motion. Some of these authors are foreigners in their homeland some are at home in a foreign land and some inhabit spaces where borders and populations have shifted. NLE’s authors for 2013 are Erri de Luca, Italy’s most widely read author; award-winning novelist and non-fiction German author Ilija Trojanow; Laurent Binet, author of the internationally acclaimed WWII novel set in Prague, HHhH; leading Czech novelist, Jáchym Topol; up-and-coming Polish journalist based mostly in Turkey, Witold Szabłowski; Romanian writer Daniela Zeca-Buzura, who makes a European connection to the Near East; Spanish writer, Maria Dueñas, who explores the Madrid-Morocco connection during the Spanish Civil War; Romanian-born Hungarian writer, György Dragomán; and Sabine Gruber, an Austrian writer who has been equally at home in Italy. 

 

Writing and Politics

November 16, 2013, 2:30 pm & 3:45pm

 

2:30pm: Writing Under Surveillance
Readings with György Dragomán and Ilija Trojanow, joined in discussion by Witold Szabłowski

 

3:45pm: The Sins of the Father
Readings with Laurent Binet, Erri De Luca, and Jachym Topol joined in discussion by Sabine Gruber.

Moderated by Michael F. Moore

 

 

 

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