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  • New Poetic Universes

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    In his introduction to Arc’s 2009 anthology Six Polish Poets, Jacek Dehnel wrote that Poland’s new voices could be split into two camps: those working in tradit...

    • Language: English

  • Am I a Crime Writer? Crime Fiction from Poland

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Following in the footsteps of Scandi Crime and Nordic Noir, Polish crime is now garnering international attention. Zygmunt Miłoszewski, widely considered to be ...

    • Language: English

  • Do Books Travel: Is There a European Aesthetic?

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    This joint seminar with IBBY UK, the British Council and IBBY Poland, this year's Market Focus, will consider the role of pictures in books in translation. In s...

    • Language: English

  • Writing from a Distance: Native Worlds and Foreign Readership

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Erasing geographical boundaries has always led to discussions and raised many questions in the literary world, and today this remains particularly true. What ac...

    • Language: English

  • Elizabeth Bishop: "a sinking world and inside it, something moves"

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Elizabeth Bishop’s (1911-1979) poetic voice is best defined as a still sea in perpetual motion, a mobility she attained, like land by tugging at the sea from un...

    • Language: English

  • Intellectuals in the Media

    Wednesday10:00 - 11:0015 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Start your morning with an intellectual stimulant at this challenging and wide-ranging discussion. Polish historian Andrzej Nowak writes on Eastern European his...

    • Language: English

  • An Equal Share: Women’s Writing from Poland

    Wednesday11:30 - 12:3015 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Join these fantastic Polish women writers to debate and discuss how writing from a female perspective provides a unique understanding of a country’s culture. Ol...

    • Language: English

  • What Place for Reportage in a Post-Truth World?

    Wednesday13:00 - 14:0015 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Literary reportage is often thought of as Poland’s national speciality, made famous by Ryszard Kapuściński whose writing combined dramatic tension with harrowin...

    • Language: English

  • Good, Better, Best: Never Let it Rest: Capturing Publishing Opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:3015 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Singapore is a great place from which to capture the opportunity afforded by growing prosperity in Southeast Asia, and particularly Asia’s relentless drive for ...

    • Language: English

  • Digital Nation: Beyond the Book in Indonesia

    Wednesday16:00 - 17:0015 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    With an estimated population of 260 million in 2016, Indonesia is not only the world’s fourth largest country; with more than 80 million active internet users, ...

    • Language: English

  • The Shanghai Dream: Xiao Bai, Huang Yuning and Jie Zhu in conversation with Alicia Liu

    Wednesday17:15 - 18:1515 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Shanghai, the dream-like city where East meets West, and old meets the new. We are delighted to welcome three leading Shanghai authors discussing their works in...

    • Language: English

  • Nielsen Book & The London Book Fair: UK Children's Summit 2017 (booking required)

    Thursday09:00 - 13:0016 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    In the past few years, children's books have put in a tremendous performance in many of the key markets around the world. What lies behind this continued succes...

    • Language: English

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