Authors writing in Catalan, Portuguese and Polish share their translated stories which are included in the Best European Fiction 2011 anthology. They discuss their work with the anthology’s editor Aleksandar Hemon, as they confront the issue of what Europe itself means in the 21st century and how the notion of a ‘European literature’ is a continually diversifying concept.
Olga Tokarczuk is one of Poland’s leading fiction writers whose novels include House of Day, House of Night and who is joined by her translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Merce Ibarz is a Catalan author and cultural critic who has published novels and short fiction, and Goncalo Tavares is a Portuguese author whose novel Jerusalem won the Jose Saramago prize in 2005.
In association with Dalkey Archive
Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute