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Beyond Words - Full Line-Up and Programme

Institut français has announced an impressive line-up of author events and films screenings for the inaugural Beyond Words Live French Literature Festval.

2017 has been a busy year for translated fiction, with an exceptionally dense list of books coming out in English translation, and a flurry of European writers attending UK festivals. 1,938 more words

Beyond Words - Live French Literature Festival

Institut français has announced it will host a Beyond Words, brand new festival celebrating French literature. A six-day programme of events packed with guest appearances of French-language writers recently translated into English, and English-language writers who have a special love affair with France, including Delphine de Vigan, Alexis Jenni, Lydie Salvayre, Laurent Binet, Hisham Matar and Michael Rosen. 332 more words

Events

Book Review: The Golem by Gustav Meyrink (Trans by Mike Mitchell)

Labyrinthine expressionist horror novel.

A contemporary of Kafka, Gustav Meyrink was the illegitimate son of a minister of state and a Bavarian actress. Before the publication of his best-known work, he spent 20 years as the director of the Meyer and Morgenstern Bank in Prague. 381 more words

European Fiction

The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George

Title: The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: Nina George
Translator: Simon Pare
Publisher:  Abacus
Date of Publication:  23 April 2015
Number of Pages: 402

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Book Review: The Empress and the Cake

The Empress and the Cake, by Linda Stift (translated by Jamie Bolloch), is the third and final book in the 2016 Peirene series, Fairy Tale: End of Innocence. 454 more words

Book Review

Proust, Einstein and the modern European novel

In the hundred years or so since Marcel Proust wrote A la recherche du temps perdu, Time has become one of the dominant themes of European literature. 946 more words

Literature

Navel-gazing

Milan Kundera’s latest, The Festival of Insignificance, is a short novel, pretty much a novella, that, like his other books, mixes fiction with philosophical musings and overt references to the fact that this is a novel we are reading (‘my characters’, he says at  one point). 202 more words