In partnership with EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture), we’re organising our fourth annual European Literary Walk, dedicated to children’s and adolescent Literature, where you will have the opportunity to meet a number of well-known writers from all over Europe.
Renowned writers, actors and journalists will read extracts from our guest writers’ work in the presence of the writers themselves at an open event at the Stoa tou Vivliou (Book Arcade). Each reading will be followed by a conversation with the writer and will be repeated so that everyone will have the chance to take part in all the readings.
As part of this year’s European Literary Walk, we have invited the British writer Tanya Landman (Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize), who will read extracts from her latest work. The readings will be followed by a discussion with writer Angeliki Darlasi.
This year’s Literary Walk is dedicated to children’s and adolescent Literature, focusing on cultural diversity. The public will have the opportunity to meet and listen to:
- Tanya Landman (British Council)
- Bernard Friot (French Institute)
- Antonio G. Iturbe (Instituto Cervantes)
- Anastasia Kalantzi-Azizi (Austrian Embassy)
- Julia Kaergel (Goethe-Institut Athen)
- Panos Christodoulou, Panagiota Plysi (House of Cyprus)
Admission is free.
About Tanya Landman
Although she writes across a broad age range, Tanya Landman is probably best known for her historical novels for young adults. Apache – set in 19th century America – was shortlisted for several UK awards including the Teenage Book Trust and the Carnegie Medal. The US edition won a Borders Original Voices prize and a Spur award from the Western Writers of America. The Goldsmith's Daughter – set in the Aztec empire during the Spanish invasion – was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. Buffalo Soldier won the 2015 Carnegie Medal. Hell and High Water – a swashbuckling thriller set in 18th century Devon – was shortlisted for the 2016 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her latest book Beyond the Wall is set in Roman Britain.
About Angeliki Darlasi
Angeliki Darlasi was born in Athens, where she still lives and works. She has a BA in Theatre Studies (University of Athens) and an MA in Performance Studies (The Central School of Speech and Drama, London). She has directed theatre, music concerts and devised theatre performances. She has also worked in theatre, cinema and television. Her career as a writer was launched in 2000. She has won a number of awards and for her books for children and young adults, and for her theatre plays. She is a founding member of the performing group The Other Side and the independent record company Puzzlemusik. She teaches theatre and creative writing to children and adults, and has collaborated with various institutions in the design and delivery of creative writing and theatre workshops for children and adults.
For further information, please contact Maria Papaioannou:
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