Euro Stars

A fresh new look at European literature through its stars – the writers!

*EURO STARS* brings the best contemporary writers from across Europe to the UK for a series of lively readings and debates, presenting great fiction, great translation, great performances and honest discussion about writing and the culture and continent it comes from.

*EURO STARS* loves to hear readings in the original language. We also support our great translators by projecting the English extracts on screen – and commission translations where they don’t exist. We publish translations and useful links on our website to help boost *EURO STAR* readers and writers everywhere.


EURO STARS WITH PIERRE J. MEJLAK, EVIE WYLD, JANIS JONEVS and CILER ILHAN, 17 April 2015

The first Euro Stars were Pierre J. Mejlak from Malta, Evie Wyld from England, Janis Jonevs from Latvia) and Çiler İlhan from Turkey. More about this event on 17 April 2015 in Europe House in London here. Some pictures from the event are below. You can also read translation excerpts from their writing on our website, courtesy of European Union Prize for Literature (Pierre J. Mejlak‘s, Janis Jonevs‘s, Çiler İlhan‘s).


EURO STARS WITH CAROLINA SCHUTTI, IDA HEGAZI HOYER and DONAL RYAN, 21 September 2015

The second Euro Stars event was on 21 September 2015 at Free Word Centre London, this time with novelists Carolina Schutti from Austria, Ida Hegazi Høyer from Norway and Donal Ryan from Ireland. More about this event here. Carolina Schutti’s excerpt translated by Nick Somers can be found here, Ida Hegazi Høyer’s excerpt translated by Diane Oatley can be found here – both courtesy of European Union Prize for Literature.

Listen to the podcast from Euro Stars: Novelists event here.


CULTURE MATTERS – THE EURO STARS DEBATE with A. L. KENNEDY, NOEMI SZECSI, MISHA GLENNY, GEERT MAK and GIANRICO CAROFIGLIO, 27 April 2016

The third event was Culture Matters – The Euro Stars Debate on 27 April 2016 at Europe House in London, with A. L. KennedyNoémi Szécsi, Misha Glenny, Geert Mak and Gianrico Carofiglio. More about this event here. An excerpt from Noémi Szécsi’s The Finno-Ugrian Vampire translated by Peter Sherwood can be found here, an excerpt from Geert Mak’s In Europe translated by Sam Garrett can be found here and an excerpt from Gianrico Carofiglio’s A Fine Line translated by Howard Curtis can be found here.

Max Easterman’s photos from the event:

More photos at Flickr.

Video of the event by London Video Stories:

Ian Long’s drawings (www.ianlong.org):


EURO STARS SALON with TIM PARKS, JOANNA WALSH, ANTOINE LAURAIN and CLAUDIU FLORIAN, 28 September 2016

The fourth Euro Stars event was an evening of readings and lively debate about their own work and the literature of wider Europe with our EURO STARS: British author, essayist, translator and Italophile Tim Parks; French novelist Antoine Laurain; British writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh, and the Romanian diplomat and prize-winning *EUPL author Claudiu Florian.

Read Judith Vonberg‘s report from the event.

Photos from the event by Max Easterman

More photos on Flickr.

Photos from the event by Alex Coman Photography

More photos on Flickr.

Video of the event by London Video Stories.

Drawings from the event by Ian Long.


EURO STARS SALON: THREE WISE WOMEN with MAGDALENA TULLI, JULIA FIEDORCZUK and

DEBORAH LEVY, 23 November 2016

The fifth Euro Stars event was an evening of readings and lively debate about their own work and the literature of Poland with our EURO STARS: British author Deborah Levy and two Polish novelists, Magdalena Tulli and Julia Fiedorczuk. The discussion was chaired by Marta Dziurosz.

Read Marta‘s report from the event.

Photos from the event by Rosie Goldsmith and Anna Blasiak

 

More photos on Flickr.

Podcast from the event available on Soundcloud.


INTERNATIONAL RIVETING READS (EURO STARS SALON)

launch event for ‘WRITERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!’, a festival of literature and social change

28th April – 1st May 2017, Waterstones Piccadilly, London

BORIS AKUNINZINOVY ZINIKRORYR MACLEANVESNA GOLDSWORTHYGEORGE SZIRTES,

ELIF SHAFAKCRISTINA SÁNCHEZ-ANDRADE, VASEEM KHAN,

OSCAR GUARDIOLA-RIVERA and DIEGO MARANI

Read Rosie‘s introduction to the event.

Photos from the event by Max Easterman.

More photos on Flikr.

Videos from the event by London Video Stories.

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