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.

partnerská města

Alexis Jenni

Alexis Jenni se narodil v roce 1963 v Lyonu, kde žije dodnes. Povoláním je učitel biologie. Francouzské umění válečné je jeho prvním vydaným románem, za který získal v roce 2011 rovnou prestižní Goncourtovu cenu. Podobně jako hrdina jeho knihy Victorien Salagnon se ve volném čase věnuje kreslení a pravidelně publikuje na svém blogu Voyages pas très loin.

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