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Reading Europe Tour – Manchester
Mon 20 June 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Featuring the thoughts of Diego Marani, author of New Finnish Grammar and guests
At the beginning of 2016, Eric Lane of Dedalus Books brought 15 other independent publishers together to make their own small case for remaining in the EU. This resulted in the “Reading Europe” promotion; a selection of novels from EU countries intended to “let the reader know the literature, history and culture of each country better”.
There are 49 books in all, published by 16 independent UK publishers, which were described by Alison Flood of The Guardian as “like a chocolate box of treasures waiting to be discovered”.
The publishers have now come together to take the books out on a short Reading Europe Tour taking place the weekend before the UK Referendum. The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is delighted to host the last and best of these events on Monday 20th June at 7pm. This event brings together local authors and Diego Marani to reflect on happiness and the nuttiness in European literature.
This event looks set to be a fantastic evening of humour and observation on the topic of what it means to participate in wider European culture.
All 49 books will be displayed for sale and the authors will be available to sign copies copies after the event.