Literary Evening: 25 September 2015
Reporting time: 17:30. Event: 18:00
Instituto Cervantes, 48 Hanuman Road, New Delhi 110001
Entry by prior registration only.
Registration opens: Monday, 14 September 2015 | Registration deadline: Tuesday, 22 September 2015 | Register by sending an email to: email@example.com
Polish, English, German, Italian, French, Hungarian, Spanish
Do you fancy the idea of literature speed dating? Then come and participate in an evening of readings by writers from Europe and India.
The format encourages audiences to listen to many authors through the course of the evening. Each author reads to an audience of about 12-15 people for 20 minutes. The audience then rotates to different rooms and new authors, allowing an intimate space for audience-author interactions.
Poland will be represented by its best-selling female novelist Katarzyna Bonda.
Katarzyna Bonda (1977) is a novelist and documentary maker with a degree in journalism from Warsaw University and in screenwriting from the Łódż Film School (PWSFTViT). She has made a name for herself as the author of a series of crime novels about the Silesian profiler Hubert Meyer and is currently the biggest-selling female author in Poland. Her first novel, The Case of Nina Frank, was nominated for Poland’s top crime-writing prize, the High Calibre Award. In 2014 she started the process of publishing a four-book series called “a tetralogy of elements” featuring Sasza Załuska, a female profiler. Publishing house Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the four novels in this series and commissioned their translation into English. She currently runs the creative writing school she established in 2012, Maszyna do pisania.
Other auhtors participating in the event include Aisling Fahey (UK), Danko Rabrenović (Germany); Andrea Bianchetti (Swiss-Italian poet); Constantin Simon (France); Asha Miró (Spain); Gábor Lanczkor (Hungary); Josef Haslinger (Austrian); and Raj Kamal Jha (India).
In partnership with Pro Helvetia, Embassy of Switzerland, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, German Book Office, Institut Français en Inde, Insituto Cervantes, British Council, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, and Austrian Cultural Forum.