Welcome to the European Writers’ Tour 2017

In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences.

European Writers’ Tour takes place throughout the year in London and around the country. Launching at the British Library on Tuesday 10 May 2017– a special European Literature Night with A. L. Kennedy and guests – the tour invites European authors to talk and meet audiences at five major British literature festivals, as well as a range of talks and events at the British Library.

The European Writers’ Tour 2017 is a EUNIC London project coordinated by the Institute Camões (Portugal) in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature and the British Library. It is supported by The European Commission Representation in the UK and EUNIC Global, with additional support by the Czech Centre, Flanders House and the Institut Francais.

Programme to be announced soon!

In 2016 the European Literature Night (ELN) returned with an expanded programme under the rebranded European Literature Festival. Presented by EUNIC London, it was a six-week celebration of literature from across the continent in the UK, with more than 60 writers and poets from more than 30 countries involved in events and projects from 27 April-9 June, including the flagship showcase of the 2016 ELN Writers at the British Library. The Translation Pitch also returned on 9 June, with six translators pitching their literary projects to a live audience and jury of top editors. As well as events in the capital, ELF reached beyond London with events in Chichester, Birmingham and Newcastle, plus the ‘Poetry Periscope sound installation, produced in partnership with Czech-based Piána na ulici and The Poetry Society.


European Literature Festival 2016 - ELN Writers' Showcase