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.

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Thomas Glavinic

Thomas Glavinic (1972) nejprve působil jako textař a taxikář, od roku 1991 píše romány, eseje, povídky, rozhlasové hry a reportáže. V roce 1998 vydal svůj románový debut, inspiraci pro vznik románu Láska Carla Haffnera k remízám je třeba hledat v autorově autobiografii: svou první šachovou partii sehrál již jako pětiletý a v roce 1987 figuroval ve své věkové kategorii na druhém místě žebříčku rakouských šachistů.

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