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  • Lost Histories Unearthed: Revisiting the Forgotten Tragedies of Lithuania and Eastern Europe

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

      Lithuanian authors have increasingly revisited forgotten episodes from twentieth century history, including deportations to camps in Siberia and the stories o...

    • Language: English

  • Translating Illustrated Children's Books: The Challenges of Text and Image

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    In many beloved children's books, text and illustration are inseparable. This poses a range of problems for translators and editors: what to do if the English t...

    • Language: English

  • Get Connected to Baltic Books! Publishing Markets in the Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. A General Overview of the Consumer Publishing Industry

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
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    When looking on the region, a usual question for an outsider is whether you can consider the Baltics as one market, or whether there are three separate markets....

    • Language: English

  • Writing History as Fiction: the Baltics and Beyond

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
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    Why are writers drawn to the past, and why do readers follow them there? What do historical novels tell us about the past, or the present? Which universal theme...

    • Language: English

  • Picture Books Like No Other: the Unique Vision of Piret Raud

    Tuesday17:30 - 18:3010 Apr 2018
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    This seminar is dedicated to Estonia's most successful contemporary children's writer and illustrator – Piret Raud. Piret Raud's stories are characterized by u...

    • Language: English

  • Sinking Europe? European Narratives in Times of Change

    Wednesday10:00 - 11:0011 Apr 2018
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      Is Europe sinking, rising, or just changing? We discuss this with Mihkel Mutt, author of several highly-praised books on Estonia’s transition from a Soviet re...

    • Language: English

  • EBRD Literature Prize: “Whose Prize is it anyway?”

    Wednesday11:30 - 12:3011 Apr 2018
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    The “EBRD Literature Prize” is a new and generous prize for translated fiction in the UK, celebrating both the author and the translator equally. But when you l...

    • Language: English

  • Imagining Lithuania: 100 Visions

    Wednesday13:00 - 14:0011 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    This year, Lithuania (1918 – 2018) celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence. In the years since 1918, Lithuania has assum...

    • Language: English

  • Interpreting Cultures: Russia, Europe and the West

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:3011 Apr 2018
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    Estonian-born Andrei Ivanov grew up in a Russian proletarian family, and his novels, though set in Estonia, are written in Russian and focus on Russian characte...

    • Language: English

  • Transformations: Women’s Writing from the Edges

    Wednesday16:00 - 17:0011 Apr 2018
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    Nora Ikstena’s novel Soviet Milk, a Latvian bestseller recently translated into English, looks at the lives of three women – daughter, mother and grandmother – ...

    • Language: English

  • Introducing Indonesia and its Creative Content

    Wednesday17:30 - 18:3011 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    As the fourth largest country in the world, it’s unsurprising that Indonesia is the largest producer of books in Southeast Asia (and a large consumer of foreign...

    • Language: English

  • Writing the City: Baltic Spaces, British Places

    Thursday10:00 - 11:0012 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    What attracts writers to cities, and what is it about a city that inspires writers? What happens to an author – or their writing, or their characters – when the...

    • Language: English

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