Sommaire: On 15 November, this year's New Literature from Europe Festival kicks off with a reading at New York's Czech Center by Crime Fiction authors from Europe: Caryl Férey (FR), Zygmunt Miloszewski (PL), Ana Maria Sandu (ROM), Stefan Slupetzky (AUT), José Carlos Somoza (ES), and Jan Costin Wagner (GER). The readings will be followed by a reception.
NEW LITERATURE FROM EUROPE FESTIVAL | READING
CRIME SCENE: EUROPE | BOOKED!
Europe is in the midst of a crime wave-a surge of creative and innovative detective fiction that pays its respects to the traditions of noir while incorporating the psychological novel, the political thriller, and the border-crossings that reflect the increasingly globalized culture of the EU. The eighth annual New Literature from Europe Festival organized by eight European Cultural Institutes in New York, will present a series of readings
and discussions in Manhattan and Brooklyn from November 15-17, 2011, with writers Caryl Férey (France), Zygmunt Miłoszewski (Poland), Ana Maria Sandu (Romania), Stefan Slupetzky (Austria), José Carlos Somoza (Spain), and Jan Costin Wagner (Germany), joined by U.S. guest author Dan Fesperman.
A SPECIAL FILM SERIES complements this year's spoken word programs, featuring both adaptations of crime novels and new approaches to the genre that play with the conventions of film noir. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of the Moving Image from November 18-20, 2011, the series ranges from Czech and Austrian films of the '40s and the early '50s rarely seen in the U.S., to contemporary productions from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Romania, including the critically acclaimed works Aurora by Cristi Puiu and The Double Hour by Giuseppe Capotondi. Authors Zygmunt Miloszewski and Jan Costin Wagner will be present to discuss film versions of their novels featured in the Festival.
All literary events are free and open to the public.
For more information on the festival, please visit: http://www.newlitfromeurope.org/
"New Literature from Europe" is an official festival of the Group of European Cultural Institutes in New York (EUNIC). Opening reception supported by the European Union Delegation to the United Nations.