Crossing political and literary borders, Words on the Street, the yearly event dedicated to European Literature staged today in Dublin (6-9 pm), will take us on a journey across the cultural landscape, in an evening of celebrity readings of translated work by contemporary European authors. Hear voices from ten European countries, across a range of beautiful cultural venues.
Excerpts from acclaimed writers of Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Spain and the UK.
This year the event trail visits The National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Alliance Francaise, National Gallery of Ireland, Instituto Cervantes and Literature Ireland’s imposing Georgian home on Fenian Street. Reading our rich selection of texts will be Anne Doyle, Mary Kennedy, Lisa Lambe, Geraldine Plunkett and Johnny Ward, with author Elizabeth Day representing the UK and reading from her latest novel The Party, which is a current Richard and Judy Book Club choice.
As part of this yearly event, to-morrow Friday 25th May, the Italian Institute will host Italian writer Giuseppe Catozzella, who will talk about his third novel “Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid” with which he won the Premio Strega Giovani in 2014.

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