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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

  • Pushing the Limits of Graphic Stories: Spotlight on the Pop Up Creators Project

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Apr 2018
    Children's Hub

    Pop Up Creators is an international exchange of outstanding and emerging illustrators and comics artists across the Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK, produ...

    • 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
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    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

  • A Dialogue Between Poets: Baltic and UK Poets Explore Memory and History

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    Poets' Corner

    Maarja Kangro (Estonia) has published five collections of poetry, revolving around themes of ephemerality, desire, and redemption. Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) is th...

    • Language: English

  • Andrei Ivanov in conversation with Tim Marshall

    Tuesday13:30 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    English PEN Literary Salon

      Estonian-born, Russian-speaking Andrei Ivanov is the author of six novels and winner of several high-profile awards, including the Russian Booker Prize in 201...

    • Language: English

  • Market Focus Opening Ceremony

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    International Export Theatre

    Join us to welcome the Baltic Countries (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) as The London Book Fair Market Focus 2018

    • Language: English

  • Writing History as Fiction: the Baltics and Beyond

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    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
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    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
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

      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

  • Finding New Voices: Children's Literature from the Baltics

    Wednesday10:00 - 11:0011 Apr 2018
    Children's Hub

    Each of the Baltic countries has a flourishing children’s book market, previously little known in the UK. This panel discussion explores the publication choices...

    • Language: English

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

    Wednesday11:30 - 12:3011 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    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

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