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Events 2019

The European Schoolbooks marketing team present or take part in a variety of exhibitions and presentations throughout the year related to the languages and literatures of Europe, especially but not only French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.

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Riveting Germans: After the Wall

26th November 2019 - The British Library, London NW1 2DB - 19.00 - 20.30

Rosie Goldsmith for BBC Radio at the Berlin Wall, November 1989

An evening of riveting German literature with the Georg-Büchner prize-winning author, poet and essayist Durs Grünbein, German Book Prize winner Julia Franck, author of The Blind Side of The Heart, and Nino Haratischvili, author of The Eighth Life, hailed as ‘the book of the year’ in Germany.

They are joined by translators Charlotte Collins, Karen Leeder and Ruth Martin to discuss the state of German prose, poetry and translation 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and celebrate the launch of The German Riveter magazine.

Expect a lively discussion about what’s worked for UK readers, what hasn’t? And what was the impact of the East-West divide on its authors?

The German Riveter explores all these issues and features literary luminaries, from Jenny Erpenbeck to Julia Franck, Durs Grünbein to Jan Wagner – and of course Nino Haratischvili herself, who tells her own remarkable story, from Georgia to Germany.

The evening is hosted by Rosie Goldsmith, director of the European Literature Network, creator of The Riveter, the magazine with the ambition to make European literature popular and accessible across the UK. Rosie also has her own tale to tell: a German linguist who began her career at the BBC at the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago.

More information and tickets: click here.

In collaboration with the European Literature Network, the British Council, Goethe-Institut London, Frankfurt Book Fair and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany London.

Image: Rosie Goldsmith, November 1989, Berlin Wall

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