New Literature from Europe 2013: In Transit


The New Literature from Europe festival’s 10th Anniversary celebration will take readers on the road with 9 writers from different European countries whose writing blurs national boundaries.

Authors include Erri de Luca, Italy’s most widely read author and an international best seller, award-winning novelist and non-fiction German author Ilija Trojanow, and Laurent Binet, author of the internationally acclaimed HHhH.




Cab Chats
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Melville House
145 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY

This mobile event with nine taxis, each with one author in the front passenger’s seat, will take spectators on five-minute round trips in groups of three. During these rides, the author will read an excerpt of his/her book in the original language and then briefly chat with the passengers. The entire event will culminate with a cocktail event at a bookstore, where participants and authors will have a chance to socialize.

Authors, Witold Szabłowski, György Dragomán, Ilija Trojanow, Laurent Binet, Jáchym Topol, Erri De Luca, and Sabina Gruber will be IN TRANSIT tonight.

Download all the informations for this special event HERE


Mark your calendar and stay tuned for the lineup and events details...

You can also follow the festival on Facebook.

Partner institutions
The festival is organized by the New York branches of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Czech Center, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Goethe-Institut, Hungarian Cultural Center, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Polish Cultural Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute, and Instituto Cervantes, within the framework of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), in collaboration with the Center for Fiction, Melville House, the New York Public Library, McNally Jackson, InTranslation (The Brooklyn Rail) and Words Without Borders.
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