Saturday, November 7, György Spiró, author of Captivity, will appear on a panel about book adaptation to the stage and screen for the New Literature from Europe Festival at the Scandinavia House in Midtown East.
Join Bernhard Aichner whose bestselling novel and first in a trilogy, Woman of the Dead is currently in pre-production for the big screen, Niccolò Ammaniti, whose novels Me and You, and I’m Not Scared were adapted into major feature films directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and Gabriele Salvatores, and György Spiró, playwright of more than twenty controversial theatrical productions worldwide in a panel discussion with Michael Maher, award-winning BBC journalist, author, and documentary film-maker, on what is lost or gained when a book is adapted for the big screen or the stage. Book sales and signing to follow.
Who: Bernhard Aichner, Niccolò Ammaniti, and György Spiró. Moderated by Michel Maher.
Where: Scandinavia House, Victor Borge Hall, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
When: Saturday, November 7, 2:30 – 3:30
Free and open to the public
The New Literature from Europe Festival is an annual celebration of writing from across the European continent. Featuring readings and discussions between leading and emerging literary voices from Europe, and some of America’s foremost writers and critics, the Festival celebrates important new European literature in translation. Founded in 2003, the NLE Festival has quickly become one of New York City’s top literature in translation events, attracting hundreds of award-winning, best-selling and new authors from many diverse European countries each year. The NLE Festival is jointly organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and New York-based European cultural institutes. Most Festival events are free and open to the public.