European Short Stories: Bjarte Breiteig & Thijs de Boer
- Tue 18 Oct 2011
- 6:00 pm
Manchester’s Comma Press and MLF present newly translated authors from the European Short Story Network. Norwegian author Bjarte Breiteig has written three critically acclaimed collections of short stories, Fantomsmerter (Phantom Limb Pain), Surrogater (Surrogates), and Folk har begynt å banke på (People Have Started Knocking). His stories examine social class, religious longing and the emotional distances between people. Thijs de Boer is a rising star of the Dutch literary scene. His first short story collection Vogels die vlees eten (Birds that Eat Meat) was on the shortlist for the 2011 Dutch/Belgian Youth Literature Award, and was hailed by critics as ‘one of the great literary surprises of the year’. This event is supported by the European Cultural Foundation, the Dutch Foundation for Literature and NORLA. Read more at www.theshortstory.eu.
Part of Manchester Literature Festival.