European poetry: Ágnes Lehóczky, Marcelijus Martinaitis and Toon Tellegen
- Fri 21 Oct 2011
- 6:00 pm
Start the weekend with the cream of contemporary European Poetry. Hungarian poet and translator Ágnes Lehóczky has two short poetry collections in Hungarian, Station X and Medallion, and her first full collection, Budapest to Babel, was published by Egg Box in 2008. She was the winner of the Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2010. Marcelijus Martinaitis is the author of 15 collections of poetry including The Ballads of Kukutis, published in the UK by Arc Publications. He was the recipient of the Lithuanian National Award in Literature in 1998, and his most recent book We Lived, Biographical Notes was selected the best Lithuanian book of 2010. Toon Tellegen, one of Holland’s best-known writers, has published more than 20 collections of poetry, including Raptors, published in English translation by Carcanet. He is also a novelist and a popular children’s author. The event, part of the European Literature Night series, will be chaired by journalist Rosie Goldsmith, and is presented in association with EUNIC London and the European Commission Representation in UK.
Part of Manchester Literature Festival.