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Iceland Noir – Iceland’s Festival of Crime Fiction

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Iceland has no dialects. This – for a native English-speaker like myself – is the surprising fact that emerges from one of the final panel discussions at 2016’s Iceland Noir The nominees for the ...

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Double nationalité

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The subject of national identity is a slow-burner in France. It came to light again during the Republicans’ primaries when François Fillon was chosen as the right-wing candidate for the 2017...

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AmazonCrossing: Where fiction in translation is thriving

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The Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 has just finished. At the event a year ago, Amazon pledged $10 million of funding for one of its trade imprints, AmazonCrossing, which commissions and publishes novels...

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French Literature Prizes Go to Women

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This year a breath of fresh air circulated around the award of literature prizes in France. The good news: the accolades went to a high number of young female writers. The bad news: small publishers ...

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Literature House Europe: Literature Trends 2016

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For the second time, the Literaturhaus Europe presents a nuanced and entertaining summary of the annual activities of the Observatory for European Contemporary Literature...

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Euro Stars: European Fiction in the UK: In or Out?

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On a Wednesday evening at the end of September, I joined Rosie Goldsmith, four brilliant writers and an assortment of interested Londoners for a lively discussion on the future of European fiction in ...

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European Literature Days 2016: Review of Pankaj Mishra

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In the 1970s there was a classic French intellectual dispute between, on the one hand, the historian Fernand Braudel, who studied history from the point of view of the longue durée – developments ...

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In search of the future age. Hungarian literature in transition

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Hungarian society has been in a deep, bitter and narcissistic crisis for years; the nation is...

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Laurent Mauvignier

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Laurent Mauvignier is among France’s leading contemporary writers. Readers who take up one of his novels immediately notice that actually there is a quite exceptional narrator at work here. He gets ...

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