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Theo Paijmans


27 Sep 2022

Koerkov at Crossing Border and the European Literature Prize 2022

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In this festival newsletter:

  • Andrej Koerkov, one of Ukraine's foremost writers, comes to Crossing Border with his new book Diary of an Invasion.
  • European Literature Prize 2022.
  • Check out the new Spotify list of Crossing Border online.

Andrej Koerkov, one of Ukraine's foremost writers, comes to Crossing Border with his new book Diary of an Invasion.

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Andrej Koerkov
We are delighted to confirm the appearance at Crossing Border of Andrej Koerkov (1961), one of Ukraine’s greatest writers, who will be discussing his penetrating new book, Diary of an Invasion.
While born in Russia and writing in the Russian language, Koerkov has spent his life in Ukraine and was making plans for a new novel and follow up to his best-selling 2020 novel Grey Bees when the air raids started sounding over Kiev. With millions of others, Koerkov fled into western Ukraine, all the time keeping a diary about the bizarre new reality in his beloved country. 

Koerkov will be interviewed by Michel Krielaars.

Order your tickets here!
This event is free for Ukrainian nationals.

Presentation of the European Literature Prize 2022
On Saturday 5 November at 4:30 pm in Theater aan het Spui, the European Literature Prize 2022 will be awarded to the Spanish writer Augustin Fernández Mallo for his Nocilla Trilogy in the Dutch translation by Adri Boon. The European Literature Prize awards the best contemporary European novel published in Dutch translation the previous year, with both the author and translator recognised.

The event is free to attend, order your tickets here.

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Agustin Fernandez Mallo
Agustín Fernández Mallo (1967) is one of the most radical and intriguing writers in Spain today, with his Nocilla Trilogy (2006-2009) causing a landslide in contemporary Spanish literature. It is an experimental work following disparate characters, and was so influential that a whole new generation of avant-garde Spanish authors now refer to themselves as the “Nocilla Generation”

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Adri Boon
Adri Boon (1961) has translated more than sixty works from Latin American Spanish, Catalan, Galician and Portuguese, including Isabel Allende, Paulo Coelho, Eduardo Mendoza, Mercè Rodoreda and Fernando Pessoa. He studied Spanish at the University of Amsterdam and spent the last two years of his studies at the University of Madrid.

Now online: the Crossing Border Spotify Playlist!

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The Crossing Border 2022 Spotify playlist is live! You can listen to 31 tracks from the artists coming to Crossing Border this year here. From Oracle Sisters, Lonnie Holley, Kara Jackson, Susobrino and The Delines, to Marissa Nadler, IKRAAAN, Pitou and many more artists. 31 songs, almost two hours long!

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