Nine authors from nine countries at ‘Long Night of LiteratureS’


A collaborative presentation by nine European organisations and cultural centres based in India (Austrian Cultural Forum; British Council; Embassy of Switzerland in India; Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan; German Book Office; Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre; Institut français en Inde / Embassy of France in India; Instituto Cervantes; Polish Institute and Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts Council), this year’s edition of ‘Long Night of LiteratureS’, brought a new dimension to presenting literature to audiences with its novel format.

Since 2010, Goethe-Institut/MMB and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council have been jointly organising the ‘Long Night of LiteratureS’ presenting authors that write in German, together with their translators and Indian authors. This year, the event saw major participation of authors from various parts of Europe like Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and UK along with India.

The overall objective of Long Night of LiteratureS was – to raise awareness of Europe’s rich linguistic diversity – to encourage translation and understanding of literature from Europe – to enable literature enthusiasts in India to have access to European literature The eminent authors who read excerpts from their acclaimed works at the event were: Aisling Fahey (UK); Danko Rabrenovic (Germany); Andrea Bianchetti (Swiss-Italian poet); Constantin Simon (France); Asha Miró (Spain); Gábor Lanczkor (Hungary); Josef Haslinger (Austria); Katarzyna Bonda (Poland) and Raj Kamal Jha (India).

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