European Regions: Progress in Literary Culture – a panel discussion

“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. read more

Trafika Europe 19 – Iberian Adventure is live online

Trafika Europe 19 – Iberian Adventure is live online

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. read more

Some More Swiss Delights

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 read more

Announcing our new European Bookshop!

Announcing our new European Bookshop!


Trafika Europe is so pleased to announce the launch of a modest European bookshop on our site!

Enter here!

We’re starting with a small, choice selection of fine European literary titles, working carefully with some terrific independent publishers so you can know that every title in our shop is special — a real treasure trove.

Please check out our brief (2 1/2-minute) welcome video above. In lieu of a shop assistant, it highlights some current shop offerings, to help you find that special treat for you or someone you love.

Shipping is available worldwide in most cases, direct from publishers or their distributors. Please note that some publishers will be shipping your titles from the UK, and others from the US. So there can be great variety in shipping cost per item depending on your location.

We’ll be expanding this shop over the coming months, to include many more European titles and types of offerings — more news about that soon.

Let us be your go-to place for fine literature from Europe. And thanks very much for supporting our efforts here at Trafika Europe with a purchase in our shop.

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