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November 16NYPL, S. A. Schwarzman Bldg S. Court Auditorium 42nd St. & Fifth Ave., New York, NY3:45pm: The Sins of the Father Readings with Erri De Luca, György Dragomán joined in discussion by Witold Szablowski and Daniela Zeca-Buzura. The legacy of the Second World War and the many civil wars that it overshadowed continues to weigh on political and cultural life in Europe today. The writers on this panel engage in varying ways with the intersection between story and history, and test the boundaries of the historical novel as a genre.The New Literature from Europe festival’s 10-year anniversary celebration will take readers on the road with 9 authors whose writing blurs national boundaries. EU passport holders are in transit, working, traveling, living and functioning easily over most of the continent, and European writers are articulating a new consciousness of this state of motion. Some of these authors are foreigners in their homeland some are at home in a foreign land and some inhabit spaces where borders and populations have shifted. NLE’s authors for 2013 are Erri de Luca, Italy’s most widely read author; award-winning novelist and non-fiction German author Ilija Trojanow; Laurent Binet, author of the internationally acclaimed WWII novel set in Prague, HHhH; leading Czech novelist, Jáchym Topol; up-and-coming Polish journalist based mostly in Turkey, Witold Szabłowski; Romanian writer Daniela Zeca-Buzura, who makes a European connection to the Near East; Spanish writer, Maria Dueñas, who explores the Madrid-Morocco connection during the Spanish Civil War; Romanian-born Hungarian writer, György Dragomán; and Sabine Gruber, an Austrian writer who has been equally at home in Italy. The festival will run from Thurs., Nov. 14 through Sat., Nov. 16, 2013.For more information


Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Entrance : Free