Hanoi: New works launched at Literature Days event

The 5th European Literature Days will be kicked off in Hanoi with a series of readings, workshops, a concert and an exhibition on May 7.

The events will be held at cultural institutions serving under the embassies of Denmark, Germany, France, and Great Britain, as well as Italy, Israel, Poland, and Sweden.

Recently published Vietnamese translations of European literature will be presented. These include the newly printed Trial by Czech-born Jewish author Franz Kafka, who wrote his novels in German.

Extracts from the book will be read by artist Le Chuc at the opening ceremony on May 7 at the Goethe Institute.

The Israeli bestselling author Etgar Keret will be a guest for the opening night. He will present two short films and read from his short story collection, which is now also available in Vietnamese.

Keret is among the European authors coming to Viet Nam to introduce their works at the European Literature Days event.

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