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One Book, Two Languages: Romanian Literary Reading in Berlin

May 07th, 2014
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News from Berlin - ‘A Book, Two Languages’ is a series of literary readings that encloses the most important Romanian novels of recent years with the intention of encouraging the German translation of these creations. At the event on May 14th, the Berlin audience has the opportunity to discover, through six encounters with the authors and translators, several iconic books from Romanian contemporary literature.

The third edition of the ‘One Book, Two Languages’ event is dedicated to the novel ‘All the Owls’, written by Filip Florian and published in 2012. The creation has received the award for ‘Best Book of the Year’ at the ‘Bun de tipar’ Gala (Good for Printing Gala) and was praised by the critics not so much for the novelty and originality of the subject, but more for the simplicity and grace of the narrative style and the “linguistic performance”.

Translator Georg Aescht will translate and read, in a premiere for Berlin, some excerpts from the novel in German with the author. The reading will be followed by a discussion with the audience, moderated by Ernest Wichner, the director of Literaturhaus Berlin.

Filip Florian is one of the most iconic Romanian contemporary writers. He made his debut in 2005 with the novel ‘Little Fingers’ which was awarded the ‘Writers Union’ Award and translated in German by Georg Aescht. His second novel ‘The Days of the King’ was awarded the ‘Best Fiction Debut’ by the Writers Union, the Excellency Award in Literature by U.N.P.R (The National Union for Romanian Progress) and ‘The Best Debut’ by the Literary Romania and Anonymous Foundation. The event will be held on May 14th at Literaturhaus Berlin, starting at 8pm. For more information please visit http://www.literaturhaus-berlin.de/veranstaltung/45-filip-florian-alle-eulen.html.

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