New Literature From Europe Festival features Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri and More

New Literature From Europe Festival features Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri and More

The New Literature from Europe Festival, New York City's top European literary event, returns in its 13th year to present best-selling, award-winning, and emerging authors from across the continent. The four-day festival welcomes more than 40 authors, journalists, poets and translators in events at bookstores, theatres, and special venues throughout New York City from December 7 to 10. Curated and produced by 20 Square Feet Productions, the programs feature readings, conversations, and panel discussions with European and American literary luminaries.

"At a time of division in Europe, the United States, and the world, the Festival provides a unique opportunity for us to come together in celebration of great literature and all that unites us," says Sean Bye, President, New Literature from Europe Festival.

European festival guests include Elena Alexieva (Sofia, Bulgaria), Colin Barrett (County Mayo, Ireland), Ann Cotten (Vienna, Austria), Cristian Crusat (Málaga, Andalusia, Spain), Stefan Hertmans (Ghent, Flanders, Belgium), Susana Moreira Marques (Porto, Portugal), Immanuel Mifsud (Paola, Malta), Mihkel Mutt (Tartu, Estonia), Martí Sales (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain), Asle Skredderberget (Oslo, Norway), Yoko Tawada (Berlin, Germany), Krisztina Tóth (Budapest, Hungary), Szczepan Twardoch (Silesia, Poland), Matei Visniec (Suceava, Romania) and Tommy Wieringa (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Joining the festival, alongside our guests from Europe, are best-selling and acclaimed authors, Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Eliot Weinberger, Deborah Eisenberg, Benjamin Nugent, and Elizabeth Flock; poets Nick Laird, Nick Flynn, and Nathanle Handal; The New Yorker's Cressida Leyshon; the BBC's Michael Maher; Open Letter Books' Chad W. Post; Grove Atlantic's Katie Raissian; New Vessel Press' Ross Ufberg; Europa Editions' Michael Reynolds; Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre at CUNY, Frank Hentschker; The University of Connecticut's Peter Constantine; former chair of the PEN/Heim Translation Fund, Michael F. Moore; and, superstar translators, Ann Goldstein, Susan Bernofsky, Alta L. Price, Marjolijn de Jager, Bruna Dantas Lobato, Julia Sanches and Annemarie Mattheyse.