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European Literature Night with Noémi Szécsi

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 20.30
Brakke Grond
Nes 45, Amsterdam

On Wednesday 11 May, the network of collaborating European cultural institutions EUNIC, will organize the sixth edition of the European Literature Night. This year, the Embassy of Hungary has invited writer Noémi Szécsi to take part.

European Literature Night in Amsterdam
The central theme of this year’s edition will be the role of European borders. The night will asks writers to soul-search their own intimate territories whether in present or past, real-existing or utopian, or even dystopian. What, on our continent, is to them a magical place? And what is the worst rat hole they ever visited? Writers and poets from all over Europe will enter into discussions with one another while exploring their own inner borders. The night is moderated by Guido Snel.

Participating authors: Noémi Szécsi (Hungary), Maria Barnas (Netherlands), Bianca Bellová (Czech Republic), Hassan Blasim (Finland), Iulian Ciocan (Romania), Sedat Demir (Turkey), Mirna Funk (Germany),  Annelies Verbeke (Belgium).

Noémi Szécsi
Noémi Szécsi (1976) is at the heart of the new generation of Hungarian authors. She is the author of six novels and four non-fiction books. Noémi’s first novel, The Finno-Ugrian Vampire (Finnugor vámpír, 2002), was reprinted in 2003 due to its success. A script based on this novel was shortlisted by the Sundance Scriptwriters’ Workshop in Prague. Her second novel, Kommunista Monte Cristo (‘The Communist Monte Cristo’, 2006) won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2009. Utolsó centaur (‘The Last Centaur’), her third novel, was published in 2009. Her latest novels are Nyughatatlanok (‘The Restless’, 2011), Mandragóra Utca 7 (‘7 Mandrake Street’, children’s book) and Gondolatolvasó (‘Mindreader’, 2013). In 2011, Noémi was awarded the state decoration ‘József Attila díj’ for her literary achievements.

Tickets European Literature Night
Tickets costs between 5 and 10 Euro. More information here: https://www.brakkegrond.nl/en/agenda/literature-night


Photo credit Európa Publishing House – Ákos Dévai

Source: Hungarian Embassy in the Netherlands