European Festival of the First Novel 2018
The 16th European Festival of the First Novel takes place from May 24 to May 27, 2018
From May 24-27, 2018, the Ars Baltica acclaimed project “European Festival of the First Novel” takes place in Kiel again. Since 2003 new prose from ten European countries forms the heart of the European Festival of the First Novel. Ten novelists and their editors as well as other professionals of the literary world are gathering in Schleswig-Holstein to discuss writing and publishing, to acquaint themselves with new novels, and maybe pave the way for translation.
The opening reading gala, meetings with students at the Christian-Albrechts-university, and the following literary conference are giving the participants, the public audience, and the conference guests a forum for exchange on literature, language and ways of promoting and transferring literature in Europe.
Further information and registration at:
Centre Culturel Français de Kiel
Hardenbergstraße 11, 24105 Kiel
Excerpts of the debut novels will be presented during the public reading „Lesefest“ at the Literaturhaus in Kiel on Thursday, May 24, 2017, from 7 pm to 11 pm (2 breaks in between). The authors will read short sequences from their novels in the original language before the professional readers Jule Nero and Nils Aulike will present excerpts from the German sample translations.