The centrepiece of the European Literature Festival, and the perfect chance to hear from some of the most inspiring and talented storytellers writing in Europe today
Now in its 8th year, ELN brings together thrilling narratives that will take you to many corners of the continent, and far beyond. Hosted by broadcaster Rosie Goldsmith.
The discussion will feature English novelist Kate Mosse, whose 2005 novel Labyrinth has been translated into more than 37 languages; it will travel to the Turkish prison cells of Burhan Sönmez’s Istanbul, Istanbul ; to the many ordinary lives turned upside down in Dorthe Nors’ twisted and imaginative Copenhagen streets; to Slovenian writer Gabriela Babnik’s seductive tale of forbidden love amongst the dusty plains of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; via the deadpan Belgian humour of Peter Verhelst in his Gorilla-narrated fable about the story of human civilisation (and its collapse, of course); to the tormented relationship unfolding between widow and son on Dutch-writer Jaap Robben’s remote and stormy island (located somewhere between Scotland and Norway); finishing in the strange and comic novel that moves between Alek Popov’s Bulgaria and New York, where two brothers are beginning to doubt whether their long-deceased father is in fact actually dead.
Followed by a reception and book signings.
Supported by the British Council