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SATURDAY, DEC 06 2014, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM


"The New Literature from Europe Festival is proudly presented in New York by a committee of nine European cultural centers based in the City. We could not be more thrilled by this year’s line-up of authors representing the most exciting voices from each of our center’s countries and presented in conversations with award-winning American authors, dedicated to helping us promote literature in translation to American audiences," says NLE President Sean Bye of the Polish Cultural Institute.

Saturday delves deeper into each of the visiting writers’ work with a series of themed panel discussions moderated by US-based award winning authors dedicated to the promotion of international literature.

PANEL 1, 2pm – 3.30pm

Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the bestselling novels Harbor and The Room and the Chair, Lorraine Adams, the panel ‘Love in a Time of War’ explores what intimacy looks like during uncertain and violent times.

Emma’s Silence, by Susanne Scholl (Austria), tells of an encounter between an elderly Viennese woman and a woman who has fled to Austria to escape conflict in Chechnya.

Susanne Scholl was born in 1949 in Vienna and studied Slavic Studies in Rome and Moscow.For many years she was a correspondent for the Austrian Broadcasting (ORF) in Moscow. She has published numerous books and has received awards for her journalistic work andher social engagement, including the Concordia Prize and the AustrianEhrenkreuz for Science and Art.

Nicol Ljubić’s (Germany) Stillness of the Sea is a love story complicated by fallouts from the Yugoslav wars. Set in war-torn Poland, Chasing the King of Hearts, by Hanna Krall (Poland), is a tale of desperation – for redemption, for justice, and for love.

Lorraine Adams is a novelist, critic and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. Her first novel, Harbor, was published by Alfred A. Knopf and was critically acclaimed in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, The Guardian, The Times of London among others. Adams has been a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review since 2005 specializing in reviewing foreign fiction, often from the Muslim world. She has also written for The New Republic, Bookforum and Slate.

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