“So much of publishing literature from around the world is based on friendships–knowing people and talking with them about books. The New Literature from Europe Festival brings great writers to New York year after year; awards prizes to such great translators as Philip Boehm; and introduces us to new authors and new friends. And, as Charlie Brown from the Peanuts says, ‘I need all the friends I can get.’ ” – Barbara Epler, Publisher, New Directions
The New Literature from Europe Festival is an annual celebration of writing from across the European continent. Featuring readings and discussions between leading and emerging literary voices from Europe, and some of America’s foremost writers and critics, the Festival celebrates important new European literature in translation. Founded in 2003, the NLE Festival has quickly become one of New York City’s top literature in translation events, attracting award-winning, best-selling and new authors from many diverse European countries each year. The NLE Festival is jointly organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and New York-based European cultural institutes. Most Festival events are free and open to the public. Join us on December 7-10 for this year’s Festival and follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for updates.
Check back here October 15 for the engaging four-day program of talks, readings and discussions celebrating literature in translation.
All New York City program locations will easily accessible by public transportation and taxi. Check back here October 15 for the complete list of venues.
Most events, December 7-10, will be free and open to the public.