European Literature Night 2019

Amsterdam | 16-17 May 2019

The European Literature Night 2019, on 16 and 17 May will be celebrating the Library, in collaboration with the OBA, the Amsterdam Public Library, which marks its 100th anniversary. Twelve writers and poets from all over Europe will talk of librarians and readers, about accidental encounters with books and people, about the first library they ever visited, about nostalgia for paper and dust, endless rows of books on shelves, the thrill of digital texts available world-wide. About the past and future of reading.

The programme includes talks by Jasin Mohamed and Jannah Loontjens; Zoe Strachan, Kerem Eksen and Andrei-Paul Corescu; Marek Šindelka, Andrej Blatnik and Felicitas von Lovenberg; Lina Buividavičiūtė, Delphine Lecompte and Gandolfo Cascio; Almudena Grandes interviewed by OSL Director Pablo Valdivia.

More details available here.