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EUROPA28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe

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St Vincent's Chapel: Scottish Episcopal Church

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Golden Hare is pleased to team up with Comma Press and Hay Festival to bring this afternoon panel event around a new anthology Europa28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe. The anthology features essays, fiction and short plays by 28 acclaimed women across different fields and from all over the continent of Europe.

We're joined by two contributors from Europa28: Portugese writer Ana Pessova and Danish novelist Janne Teller. Chaired by Jenny Niven, this panel will discuss the new anthology and the importance of women's voices in the future of Europe. This event is sure to be as powerful as it is timely.

Join us in beautiful St Vincent's Chapel, just along the road from Golden Hare Books, for this enlightening panel about the future of Europe. Ana and Janne will be in conversation with JENNY NIVEN, and there will be time for an audience Q&A, with book signing after the event. The event will last around one hour.

St Vincent's Chapel is wheelchair-accessible. Please do not hesitate to contact Golden Hare Books if you have any questions about accessibility.


ABOUT EUROPA 28

‘Inspiring, essential, honest and deeply humane... This brilliant collection takes readers on a brave journey into our beloved continent, Europe, daring to tell the stories beyond its centres of power and privilege.’ - Elif Shafak

In collaboration with Hay Festival and Wom@rts.

Introduced by Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.

To be European,’ writes Leïla Slimani, ‘is to believe that we are, at once, diverse and united, that the Other is different but equal.’

Despite these high ideals, however, there is a growing sense that Europe needs to be fixed, or at the least seriously rethought. The clamour of rising nationalism – alongside widespread feelings of disenfranchisement – needs to be addressed if the dreams of social cohesion, European integration, perhaps even democracy are to be preserved.

This anthology brings together 28 acclaimed women writers, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs from across the continent to offer new perspectives on the future of Europe, and how it might be rebuilt. Featuring essays, fictions and short plays, Europa28 asks what it means to be European today.



Edited by Sophie Hughes & Sarah Cleave

Featuring contributions by Asja Bakić, Zsófia Bán, Annelies Beck, Silvia Bencivelli, Hilary Cottam, Lisa Dwan, Yvonne Hofstetter, Nora Ikstena, Maarja Kangro, Kapka Kassabova, Sofia Kouvelaki, Carine Krecké, Caroline Muscat, Nora Nadjarian, Ioana Nicolaie, Bronka Nowicka, Tereza Nvotová, Ana Pessoa, Edurne Portela, Julya Rabinowich, Karolina Ramqvist, Apolena Rychlíková, Renata Salecl, Leïla Slimani, Janne Teller, Saara Turunen, Žydrūnė Vitaitė & Gloria Wekker

Translated by: Rahul Bery, Jen Calleja, Ruth Clarke, Jennifer Croft, Katy Derbyshire, Margita Gailitis, Jean Harris, Emily Jeremiah, Annie McDermott, Julia Sherwood, Sam Taylor, Jakub Tlolka, Jim Tucker, Rimas Uzgiris, Saskia Vogel & Jennifer Zoble.



ABOUT ANA PESSOVA

Ana Pessoa is a Portuguese writer and translator living in Brussels. She has published three books for young adults: Mary John, Supergiant (White Ravens Catalogue, 2015) and The Karate Girls’ Red Notebook (Branquinho da Fonseca prize 2011). Ana’s books are also published in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. In her free time she writes in a blog (www.belgavista.blogspot.com) and participates in several writers’ groups. Many of her stories have won awards in Portugal and abroad (Jovens Criadores 2013, Portugal; Castello di Duino 2011, Italy; Sea of Words 2010, Spain). Ana is one of the 39 emerging writers under 40 years old selected to participate in the European Children’s Literature Hay Festival – Aarhus 39 in 2017.


ABOUT JANNE TELLER

Janne Teller is a critically acclaimed and best-selling Danish novelist and essayist of Austrian-German family background. She has received numerous literary grants and awards, including the prestigious American Michael L. Printz Honor Award for literary excellence and the Danish Drassow’s Literary Peace Prize. Her literature, which confronts philosophical questions in life and civilisation and often sparks controversial debate, is today translated into 30 languages. Janne Teller has published six novels, including the modern Nordic saga Odin’s Island about political and religious fanaticism, as well as the existential Nothing that after initially being banned, is today considered a new classic by many critics. Her book, War – What If It Were Here, about life as a refugee, is adapted by the author to each country where it is published. Janne is also a human rights activist, and was one of the initiators of the 2013 Writers Against Mass Surveillance campaign. She is a member of the jury of the prestigious German Peace Prize. She has lived and worked with conflict resolution and humanitarian affairs for the EU and UN in Mozambique, Tanzania and many other countries around the world.




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