Thanks so much – Trafika Europe Radio has completed its first year!
As perhaps the world’s first “literary radio station”, we’ve curated more than 175 literary podcast episodes in our first year, and our livestream continues 24/7 with hundreds of tracks of “literary music” from across Europe, and more – dip in anytime and you may find Armenian choral music, Greek polyphonic women’s choir, Welsh punk and Romansch post-punk, poetry/sound experiments from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Spain (including Galician and Catalan), French, Yiddish, and English folk, Roma (gypsy) music, Swiss avant-garde – and so on and on and on and on and on. It’s a great soundtrack to your day:
Announcing Trafika Europe Radio Theater — a new mini-series bi-weekly in April and May, 2021, featuring European plays translated into English and adapted for radio!
“European Regions: Progress in Literary Culture” (41-minute panel discussion)
In the light of recent political and economic trends counter to a more unified Europe, panelists assess progress culturally and consider new approaches and understandings of European literary cultures and regions. Aiming for a new infrastructure for European literature, our project, including the Trafika Europe Radio initiative, seeks to foster greater openness and mutual regard among European literary communities toward a more shared European identity.
Announcing season three of Trafika Europe Radio!
Starting from Sunday 07 February 2021, we’re adding three new audio series to our weekly lineup:
Trafika Europe 19 – Iberian Adventure highlights new fiction and poetry in fresh English translation from Spain and Portugal, featuring José Luís Peixoto, Albert Bonjoch, Patrícia Portela, Sara Mesa, Yolanda Castaño, Ricardo Menéndez Salmón, Gonçalo M.Tavares, John Hartley, Manuel Astur, and Rosa Oliveira, plus work from elsewhere in Europe. You can read it free online right here.
Trafika Europe is so pleased to announce European Literature Days 2020, New York – a cooperation with cultural institutes in NYC variously to present new European authors and works – dropping a new audio podcast episode daily, 16-20 November – on Trafika Europe Radio!
We are pleased to announce the launch of Trafika Europe Radio season two on Sunday 04 October 2020. To listen live: https://trafikaeurope.org/go/radio. On launch day we’ll be featuring the following five episodes in our Livestream:
Trafika Europe Radio – Europe’s literary radio station – is beginning its regular first season with 5 new podcast series, all launching this Sunday 17 May!
At the scheduled times, you can tune in and listen right here:
It’s official: Trafika Europe Radio will be ‘on the air’ from Sunday 10 May 2020! Please save the date!
We’re rolling out some exciting extras to supplement our new issue, Trafika Europe 11 – Swiss Delights.
Firstly, if you haven’t seen it, this issue is especially fine, packed with a dozen chapters of translated literature spanning Switzerland’s great lingual and cultural diversity, co-edited with Tess Lewis. It’s free online right here:
Trafika Europe 11 – Swiss Delights
… and here are some extra treats:
((1)) Here’s a short animated literary video, excerpting Ilma Rakusa’s The Wider Sea, narrated by the author in English translation:
Be sure to view in full-screen for best effect!
((2)) Here is audio of
Leta Semadeni in conversation with Tess Lewis