One night – many experiences: public readings of contemporary literature performed by well known personalities at attractive and unusual venues in cities across Europe.


European Literature Night builds on the concept of literature being a unique creative medium which embraces the voices of individuals along with the values of the society they live in. The umbrella project “European Literature Nights 2012 – 2014” aims to bring contemporary European literature to the general public in an innovative way through a series of public readings and accompanying events. Supported by a grant from the Culture Programme of the European Union, the project partners hope to deliver high level of impact to their audiences. Although it is Brno, Bucharest, Dublin, Lisbon, Vilnius, Prague and Wroclaw who are jointly co-organizing the project “ELN 2012 – 2014”, the other partner cities where Literature Night already took root are of no lesser importance for the event’s development.

partner cities

The highlighted cities are the main organizers of the project "European Literature Nights 2012 - 2014":

Discover Europe’s literary landscape!

on Thursday 9th May, 18:00

at Moriska Paviljongen

In one evening, EUNIC Stockholm presents new and exciting texts from national literatures of nine countries: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia. The successful concept which started in Prague in 2005 and has since spread into more than 20 countries worldwide, will thus be introduced in Sweden for the first time.

Actors from Malmö Stadsteater Fredrik Gunnarson, Mattias Linderoth, Cecilia Lindqvist and Karin Lithman will read texts written by Radka Denemarková (Czech Republic), Giulia Fazzi (Italy), Dea Loher (Germany), Tiago Patrício and André Oliveira (Portugal), Emmanuelle Pireyre (France), Angelika Reitzer (Austria), Milan Rúfus and Štefan Pecho (Slovakia), Varujan Vosganian (Romania) and Michał Witkowski (Poland). The evening will be led by Per Svensson, writer och journalist.

EUNIC Stockholm (European Union National Institutes for Culture) is a platform for collaboration between 16 European cultural institutes and embassies based in Sweden. Literature Night is the result of cooperation between Embassy of Austria, Czech centre, French Institute, Goethe-Institut, Italian Cultural Institute, Polish Institute, Embassy of Portugal and Institut Camões, Romanian Cultural Institute and Embassy of Slovakia.