Welcome to the European Literature Festival 2016
In its eighth year 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. Launched on 27 April, it is now on tour around the UK until mid-October 2016.
A selection of nominees coming together for an afternoon of readingsMore info
Six enthralling books by contemporary European writers which have not yet been translated into English will be pitched liveMore info