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European Book Club



European Book Club

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The Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Dublino is delighted to join EUNIC Ireland in a series of monthly discussions on a bestselling novel in English translation. The European Book Club is held the first Thursday of the month at 6pm with a live discussion with the author of the selected novel.

The Ireland cluster of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) is a network of European national institutes of culture and national bodies engaged in cultural and related activities beyond their national borders.


Book Club meetings:

4 February: Italian author Sandro Veronesi


Sandro Veronesi is a novelist, essayist, and journalist. After earning a degree in architecture at the University of Florence, he opted for a writing career. Since then, he has written several novels, essays, one theatrical piece, numerous introductions to novels and collections of essays, interviews, screenplay and television programmes.
In 2006 his book Caos calmo won the Strega Prize, Italy's top literary award. The book became also an internationally acclaimed film.


4 March: French author Anne Garréta


Anne Garréta has beenone of the few women members of Oulipo, the influential and exclusive French experimental literary group whose mission is to design mathematical and formal structures for use in literary creations.She is currently Research Professor in Literature at Duke University. Her research interests include the history and theory of the novel, the relationship between literature and the sciences, aesthetics, gender and queer theory.


8 April: German author Dörte Hansen


Dörte Hansen is a linguist, journalist and writer. After an internship at the magazine Merian she worked as a journalist for several radio stations and various magazines, until 2012 then as a permanent cultural editor at NDR Info. Since then, she has worked as a freelance author. Her best-selling debut novel, This House Is Mine, was named "Favorite Book of the Year" by German independent booksellers in 2015.


6 May: Spanish author Andrés Barba


Andres Barba is the author of several novels. He has worked as a teacher of Spanish to foreigners at Complutense University in Madrid and now gives writing workshops. Barba was included by Granta magazine in their Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists list, published in 2010. His work has been translated into several European languages.[2] Barba himself translated numerous English and American classics into Spanish.


3 June: Irish Author Anne Enright


Anne Enright has written six novels, two books of short stories and a book of essays about motherhood. She was the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction (2015-2018). Key awards were The Man Booker Prize, The Andrew Carnegie medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Irish Novel of the year. Her work has been translated into almost 40 languages and is regularly reviewed.


Date: Da Thursday, February 04, 2021 a Thursday, June 03, 2021

Organised by : EUNIC Ireland

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Dublino; Ambassade

Admission : Free