8 European writers have been selected amongst the 70 entries nominated by Cultural Institutes, Embassies, Publishers and Cultural Organisations. Jordi Puntí’s first novel Lost Luggage will be published in English by Short Books in April.
Sarah Sanders, organiser of the ELN said: ‘Speaking Volumes is delighted to be working with Institut Ramon Llull and author Jordi Puntí at London’s European Literature Night event at the British Library in May. In an incredible year for Catalan literature with 10 new titles being published in the UK, Lost Luggage is an outstanding work and an extraordinary pan-European story that UK readers will find both moving and deeply funny. With additional events around translation being programmed this year, Jordi’s contribution as an author and accomplished translator will bring his work to a wider audience and potential UK readership.’
The full list of writers for the European Literature Night Norbert Gstrein (Austria), Erwin Mortier (Belgium), Jordi Puntí, Jachym Topol (Czech Republic ), Brigit Vanderbeke (Germany), Frank Westerman (Netherlands), Miha Mazzini (Slovenia) and Ece Temelkuran (Turkey).