The 8th year (14th May, 2014)
6 pm- 11 pm.


One night – many experiences.

Public readings of contemporary world literature performed by well known personalities at attractive and unusual venues in Prague and other cities across Europe.

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 project aims to bring contemporary literature to the general public in an innovative way through a series of public readings and accompanying events.

The project is being coorganized and supported by the EUNIC cluster Prague (a network of foreign cultural institutes) and The Permanent Representation of the European Commission in Prague. Furthermore, thanks to the cooperation with the Association of librarians, Literature Night will take place for the second time in the same model in 23 other cities throughout the Czech Republic.



Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, the Literature Night will take place not only in Prague - the whole event will fill the streets of all of the Czech cities shown to the right (for other European cities hosting the Literature Night or its variations, please see the lower section).

The British Library, Wednesday 14th May 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm


Now in its sixth year, European Literature Night returns once again to celebrate the best of literature from across the continent, inviting you to join an enthralling journey of words across some vivid cultural landscapes.


Bigger and bolder than ever before, European Literature Night will present two events this year. European Literature Night: The Writers will be an event of readings and conversation with six internationally acclaimed writers from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Poland. These six remarkable writers were each selected by a panel of judges from 15 countries. 


A new addition to the programme this year, European Literature Night: The Graphic Novelists has been conceived to coincide with opening of the British Library’s summer exhibition, Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK. Chaired by exhibition co-curator, Paul Gravett, this event will bring together four of Europe’s most talented cartoonists from Belgium, The Czech Republic, Germany and Spain.

Hosted once again by the British Library, European Literature Night is held in association with EUNIC London and will take place simultaneously across 15 other European cities on Wednesday 14th May 2014.


Tickets are priced £10.00 (£7 for concessions), and can be booked direct or by phone: +44 (0)1937 546546.