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ACFNY SUPPORTED | LITERARY FESTIVAL
NEW LITERATURE FROM EUROPE FESTIVAL 2018
TUESDAY, NOV 27 2018 - THURSDAY, NOV 29 2018
The New Literature from Europe Festival returns to the city for three days of conversations, panel discussions and readings from November 27-29, 2018. Now in its 14th installment, the festival brings together leading and emerging voices from 14 different countries with some of today's foremost authors, editors and translators to celebrate cultural diversity and heritage while addressing the current challenges of globalization and migration. Come hear important new voices in translation, discover new ones not yet known on this shore, and engage in a vital cross-cultural exchange for better understanding and kinship among cultures.
This year's guest author from Austria is Theodora Bauer (Chikago, Das Fell der Tante Meri).
All events will be held in English at Instituto Cervantes (211 E. 49th St., btw. 2nd & 3rd Ave), and are free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Theodora Bauer (b. 1990) is a fiction writer and playwright from Austria, whose work often illuminates diverse and marginalized social and ethnic backgrounds. Her novel Chikago was selected by the German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung as one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 and winner of the Recognition Award of the Theodor Kery Foundation and tells the story of a young Burgenland-Croatian couple in the early 1920s, and their migration from the then economically challenged region of Burgenland into America. Bauer also received a scholarship for playwrights by the Austrian Ministry of Culture, and her adaptation of a text by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach premiered at the 2018 Thalhof Festival. www.theodorabauer.at
211 E. 49th St., btw. 2nd & 3rd Ave