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New Literature from Europe: Saturday’s events still open, Friday SOLD OUT

New Literature from Europe 2014

Crossing Borders: 
Europe Through the Lens of Time

The opening of the New Literature from Europe festival onFriday night is SOLD OUT, but you still have the chance to register for Saturday’s events!


The 11th edition of the New Literature from Europe festival will present nine of the most exciting voices in European Literature today, along with by some of America’s top writers and critics. Come on a European journey through the lens of time that takes us on a murder mystery in France, to Italy on the brink of collapse during the end of the Second World War, to a love story in Germany, and asylum in Austria. Artistic decisions turn to a matter of life and death in the Czech Republic and survival skills are pushed to the limit inGerman-occupied Poland’s Warsaw Ghetto. Go back in time to life in a Hungarian village, and visit Bulgaria in the aftermath of the collapse of communism, before ending our journey in Romania, during the reign of a totalitarian regime.


This year’s festival will include the presentation of the annual Polish government Found in Translation Award to Philip Boehm, for his translation of Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall.


Saturday, Dec 6


2:00 – “Love in a Time of War”

Philip Boehm will discuss Chasing the King of Hearts with authors Susanne Scholl (Austria) and Nicol Ljubic (Germany), moderated by American author and critic Loraine Adams. Click here to register.


4:00 – “True Grit – Beating the Odds”

American author Ian Buruma will host “True Grit – Beating the Odds” with Julia Deck (France), Janos Hay (Hungary) and Davide Longo (Italy). Click here to register.


6:00 – “Buried Secrets,” followed by FiT Award Ceremony and closing reception

Acclaimed American writer Siri Hustvedt will host Magdalena Platzova (Czech Republic), Lucian Dan Teodorovici (Romania) and Georgi Tenev (Bulgaria). Next, Grzgorz Gauden, director of the Polish Book Institute, will present the Found in Translation Award to Philip Boehm, a reception to close the 2014 NLE Festival.To attend, please register for the final panel here.


Please note RSVPs are required and those who have not registered will not be admitted.

The festival is organized by the New York branches of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Czech Center, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Goethe-Institut, Balassi Institute, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Polish Cultural Institute New York, Romanian Cultural Institute, and Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, within the framework of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), in collaboration with Asymptote, Trafika Europe, Literalab, B O D Y and Words Without Borders. 


Saturday, Dec 6

Panel discussions


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

Love in a Time of War

Featuring Philip Boehm, 2014 Recipient of the annual Found in Translation Award



4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

True Grit – Beating the Odds



6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Buried Secrets


7:35 pm

Presentation of the Found in Translation Award toPhilip Boehm

by Grzegorz Gauden, director of the Polish Book Institute


7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception and Closing Remarks



Austrian Cultural 

Forum New York
11 East 52nd St, NYC


Free admission. 

Registration required.


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