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Monday, June 13, 2011

World Literature Weekend 2011 (UK)

World Literature Weekend 2011 (UK)London Review Bookshop has announced its third annual World Literature Weekend, a celebration of foreign literature, which involves both writer and translator. This year's theme is history and its traces in the present - the scars left in lands and people. Participants, who have all engaged deeply with the force of history and memory, include bestselling novelists Javier Cercas, Cees Nooteboom and Daniel Kehlmann, and Galician novelist and activist Manuel Rivas, best known here for Butterfly’s Tongue, the film of his novel. Further events focus on the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with shortlisted writers; minority languages with Catalan diplomat and novelist, Carles Casajuana; and the Scandinavian literary crime scene with some of its most exciting protagonists - 17-19 June, 2011 - London, UK

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