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Nov 15, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011

Crime Scene: Europe

The 8th New Literature from Europe Festival in New York. November 15-20, 2011. Various venues in NYC. A European crime film series complements this year’s literary fest.

Europe is in the midst of a crime wave—a surge of creative and innovative detective fiction that pays its respects to the traditions of noir while incorporating the psychological novel, the political thriller, and the border-crossings that reflect the increasingly globalized culture of the EU. The eighth annual New Literature from Europe Festival organized by eight European Cultural Institutes in New York, will present a series of readings and discussions in Manhattan and Brooklyn from November 15-17, 2011, with writers Caryl Ferey (France), Zygmunt Miłoszewski (Poland), Ana Maria Sandu (Romania), Stefan Slupetzky (Austria), Jose Carlos Somoza (Spain), and Jan Costin Wagner (Germany), Dan Fesperman (USA).

A special film series complements this year’s spoken word programs, featuring both adaptations of crime novels and new approaches to the genre that play with the conventions of film noir. Presented in collaboration with the Museum of the Moving Image from November 18-20, 2011, the series ranges from Czech and Austrian films of the ‘40s and the early ‘50s rarely seen in the U.S., to contemporary productions from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Romania. Authors Zygmunt Miloszewski and Jan Costin Wagner will be present to discuss film versions of their novels featured in the Festival.

All literary events are free and open to the public. To purchase tickets for the film screenings, visit www.momi.org.

More details on the festival, guest authors and events  at www.newlitfromeurope.org.

Partner institutions
The festival is organized by the New York branches of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Czech Center New York, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Goethe-Institut, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Polish Cultural Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute, and Instituto Cervantes, within the framework of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), in collaboration with the Center for Fiction, BookCourt, Museum of the Moving Image, The Mysterious Bookshop, Words without Borders and with the support of the EUNIC.

The excerpts from original work written by 5 of the festival authors are now online at http://intranslation.brooklynrail.org


Literary series: November 15-17, 2011


Tue., Nov 15th              Booked!  Crime Scene:  Europe

Join the kick-off event with writers Caryl Ferey, Zygmunt Miloszewski, Ana Maria Sandu, Stefan Slupetzky, Jose Carlos Somoza, and Jan Costin Wagner reading from their featured novels. The readings will be followed by a reception. 

at 7pm                         Czech Center | 321 East, 73rd Street, New York


Wed., Nov. 16th            The Shifting Scene

Festival writers in  conversation with Dan Fesperman, author of The Small Boat                of Great Sorrows, The Double Game and Layover in Dubai


at 6.30pm                    The Center for Fiction | 17 East 47th Street | New York | T 212.755.6710



Thu., Nov. 17th             Return to the Crime Scene:  Europe

Looking for more clues? Don’t miss this reading with our five guest authors.

at 7pm                         Bookcourt | 163 Court St | Brooklyn, New York | T (718) 875-3677



Film series:  November 18-20, 2011

At  Museum of the Moving Image|36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) |Astoria, NY 11106

Friday, Nov. 18th

7:00pm                       Poland: Entanglement (Uwikłanie), dir. Jacek Bromski

                                    w/author Zygmunt Miłoszewski in person

                                    Adaptation of the novel Uwikłanie by Zygmunt Miłoszewski


Saturday, Nov. 19th

2:00pm                         Austria: Stolen Identity, dir. Emile E. Reinert

                                    After themes of the novel Ich war Jack Mortimer by Alexander Lernet-Holenia

4:30pm                        Germany: The Silence (Das letzte Schweigen), dir. Baran bo Odar

                                    w/author Jan Costin Wagner in person

                                    Adaptation of the novel Das Schweigen by Jan Costin Wagner


7:00pm                        Romania: Aurora, dir. Cristi Puiu

                                    Original script by Cristi Puiu


Sunday, Nov. 20th

2:00pm                       Czech: Conscience (Svedomi), dir. Jiří Krejčík

                                   Original script by Jiří Fried, J.A. Novotný, Vladimír Valenta


4:30pm                        Italy: The Double Hour, dir. Giuseppe Capotondi

                                    Original script by Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi, Stefano Sardo


7:00pm                       France: Série Noire, dir. Alain Corneau

                                    Adaption of the novel A Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson







various venues in NYC


From: Nov 15, 2011
To: Nov 20, 2011


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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