The European Literature Night is a multi-cultural, pan-European event that beautifully enhances the richness of our continent’s literature and promotes fruitful dialogue and exchange among Europe’s countries and people.
The European Literature Night brings together a group of 12 writers who all relate to European issues from their own local context, and to local issues from a European context. The theme of this year will be The Courage of The Writer,
With Andrea Bajani (IT), Ramunas Bogdanas (LT), Elia Barceló (ES), Maarja Kangro (EE), Laurent Petitmangin (FR), Monique Roffey (UK/TT), Christoph Schneeberger (CH), Jan Škrob (CZ), Moni Stanila (RO), Max Temmerman (BE), Boštjan Videmšek (SI), Olivia Wenzel (DE).
Max Temmerman (1975) wrote four collections of poetry in a short period of time, of which Home Economics is the most recent in 2018. His poetry has been frequently nominated, collected and translated. A selection from his first three collections was published in Germany under the title Die Geduld der Gärten (Leipziger Literaturverlag). A similar Spanish anthology will be published by Ravenswood Books this year. In 2020 Temmerman made his debut as a prose writer with the acclaimed novel Conifers (Borgerhoff & Lamberigts) , a self-proclaimed ode to Georges Simenon. Conifers was nominated for the Belgian Bronze Owl Literature Prize.
Clear your schedule for June 19 and get ready for a night of diving into European literature. The appointment is at 20:00 at the theatre De Balie, in Amsterdam, and the access is free for everyone.
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The European Literature Night is organized by EUNIC Netherlands, the network of European national institutes of culture and national bodies engaged in cultural activities.