News

Trafika Europe event at the Latvian Mission in NYC

Trafika Europe event at the Latvian Mission in NYC

Trafika Europe hosted a warm and wonderful evening of Latvian literature at the Latvian Mission to the United Nations in New York, with three visiting literary lights: Nora Ikstena, Liāna Langa and Margita Gailītis, on Friday May 1st, 2015. As Ambassador Jānis Mažeiks noted in his introduction, we were “both legally… and culturally in Latvia” for the evening, and a bilingual approach greatly enhanced the readings throughout. read more

Trafika Europe – Four Takes event in NYC

Trafika Europe – Four Takes event in NYC

Trafika Europe – Four Takes was a great evening of works in translation from Danish, Czech, Bosnian and Armenian. In this, our first New York City event, four excellent literary translators presented and discussed their latest work, at Word Up Community Bookshop, in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. read more

John O’Brien joins Trafika Europe Advisory Board

John O’Brien joins Trafika Europe Advisory Board

John O’Brien, Founder and Publisher of Dalkey Archive Press, has joined the Trafika Europe Board of Advisors. Dalkey Archive is regarded by many as the leading publisher of avant-garde fiction and literature in translation in English-language. Since its inception in 1984, Dalkey Archive has amassed a remarkable body of talent; its not-for-profit stance has allowed the freedom to experiment and showcase works of notable quality and formal excitement independent of commercial considerations.
At Trafika Europe, we’re inspired by Dalkey Archive’s ceaseless dedication to finding and keeping accessible gems of literature from many cultures. It is hard to overestimate the value of such rare and fine initiatives, for which Trafika Europe has greatest affinity. We’re grateful to John O’Brien and pleased to welcome him to our advisory board; we certainly look forward to the enriching conversation it brings to our project. read more

Georgi Tenev audio interview

Georgi Tenev audio interview

Bulgarian novelist Georgi Tenev is the author of Party Headquarters. In this fascinating conversation, he discusses differences in artistic approach between writing for novels and for the theater, and the line between literature and politics in post-Socialist Bulgaria, offering insights on engaging with a totalitarian past, as a Bulgarian writer and as a person in contemporary society. An excerpt from Party Headquarters appears in Trafika Europe 3.

If you like what you hear here, please visit our Trafika Europe Radio campaign. There you’ll find lots more info about our Radio, and some great rewards, as we prepare for launch. read more

Ervin Laszlo joins Trafika Europe Board of Advisors

Ervin Laszlo joins Trafika Europe Board of Advisors

We are so happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Ervin Laszlo to the Trafika Europe Board of Advisors. One of the great renaissance thinkers of our times, Dr. Laszlo is an advisor to the UNESCO Director General, ambassador of the International Delphic Council, and a member of the International Academy of Science, World Academy of Arts and Science, and the International Academy of Philosophy. He has the highest degree from the Sorbonne University in philosophy of science, and is generally credited with founding systems philosophy.

Dr. Laszlo served as research director at the United Nations headquarters in New York, authoring over 20 studies there on the new world economic order, and regional and interregional cooperation – the latter a topic dear to us at Trafika Europe. read more

Barbara Epler, New Directions publisher — audio

Barbara Epler, New Directions publisher — audio

Barbara Epler, publisher of New Directions, shares a wealth of detail with us about the nuts and bolts of literary translation and editing, and some authors and translators she has worked with. This is a long “insider’s” interview packed with gems, sure to please any literature aficionado.
Magdaléna Platzová audio interview

Magdaléna Platzová audio interview

We interviewed Magdaléna Platzová on her new book, Aaron’s Leap, during her participation in the New Literature from Europe festival, where Trafika Europe was a media partner. read more

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Events Calendar

View all upcoming European Literary Events

- or -
Add a new event