Events at British Library

July - December 2017

From July to December, the British Library will host a series of talks and events with European writers as part of our 2017 Tour.


Mon 3 Jul 2017
Sweden: More Than Crime Fiction

In recent years, the Scandinavian countries have established themselves as the crime fiction destination par excellence, but what else is happening in Swedish literature?

Discover something new in a night with bestselling Swedish authors Johannes Anyuru and Athena Farrokzhad, chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.

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Thu 5 Oct 2017
Family Tales of War

Authors around Europe are writing about history through the lens of family histories. What does this trend reveal about how literature reconciles the personal with the national, even international experience?

In an evening of readings and discussion, leading authors Dulce Maria Cardoso of Portugal, Martin Fahner of the Czech Republic, Żanna Słoniowska of Ukraine, and Péter Gárdos of Hungary discuss how they use family stories to tell wider stories of war and its impact across Europe.

More information and booking to follow.