The highlighted cities are the main organizers of the project "European Literature Nights 2012 - 2014":
European Literature Night will present for its 5th edition some of the brightest literary talent from Europe to audiences and readers across the UK. ELN is an annual literary showcase bringing the best of the continent’s writers and contemporary European literature to the UK. It is a unique initiative involving 28 European Cultural Institutes and Embassies, many arts organisations and the European Commission Representation in the UK which promotes European literature of all genres in English translation.
The British Library hosts eight exceptional writers, from ground-breaking new talent to leading names. Joining BBC journalist and presenter Rosie Goldsmith for readings and conversation with Norbert Gstrein (Austria), Miha Mazzini (Slovenia), Erwin Mortier (Belgium/Flanders), Ece Temelkuran (Turkey), Jordi Punti (Spain/Catalonia) Jáchym Topol (Czech Republic) Birgit Vanderbeke (Germany) and Frank Westerman (Netherlands).