In this fascinating interview, we speak with Siri Hustvedt, author of the novel, The Blazing World, about secrets in her own and others’ work, narrative coherence, the role of translation and multi-lingualism in shaping culture, and a bit about philosophy of mind, brain and language. (23 minutes)
We speak with Susanne Scholl about her novel, Emma’s Silence, at the Austrian Cultural Forum during the New Literature from Europe festival. We discuss the relation between storytelling and politics, the state of refugees and migrants in today’s Austria and the wider EU, and the role writers might have in increasing dialogue on such issues.
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.
Trafika Europe has been chosen as a media partner with the New Literature from Europe festival, to be held at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City, December 5-6, 2014.
Trafika Europe has just hosted and presented “Northern Idyll”, a great week of literary events featuring new literature from Europe’s northern islands, as a part of the Edinburgh summer festival, at Summerhall, August 5th-10th, 2014.
Here is a great four-minute Romani Literature highlights video of our benefit event in London in June. Enjoy!
Celebrated UK-Hungarian poet and translator George Szirtes has joined the Trafika Europe Board of Advisors.
Trafika Europe hosted a gala evening of Romani literature, with an expert roundtable discussion, including poet George Szirtes and BBC’s Nick Thorpe, in venerable Conway Hall in London, on Sunday, June 16th, 2013.