Meet the World -Journeys of Discovery

Meet three exciting European writers – Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida from Portugal, Goran Vojnović from Slovenia and Wioletta Greg from Poland – and hear them talk about their latest books to appear in English translation.

All three books bring us stories of young people who are coming of age and understanding their place in the world. They explore the vagaries of identity and belonging, family, self and history. Their protagonists are discovering own path the world, whether it’s in post-Soviet Poland, post-colonial Portugal or 20th century Slovenia. The authors share an interest in experimenting with form, resulting in a hybrid novel with digressions; a novel composed of intertwining stories; and a short novel making poetry out of daily life.

Djaimilia, Goran and Wioletta will be in conversation with our chair Erica Hesketh, chief executive of the Poetry Translation Centre.

This event will take place on YouTube. Please book your place in advance HERE to receive a streaming link directly to your inbox.

In partnership with the National Centre for Writing in Norwich as part of EUNIC ‘s London European Writers 2021 project.

Supported by the Embassy of Portugal, the Polish Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Slovenia.