The European Schoolbooks team have already been busy this year preparing a variety of exhibitions and presentations of many of our newest and bestselling titles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
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Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family & Bicentenary celebration of Storm’s birth
26th October 2017 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 20:30
Book launch for Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family translated by Denis Jackson (published by Angel Classics) and Bicentenary celebration of Storm's birth.
Bicentenary talk on Storm for English readers by Dr Barbara Lester, University College London, followed by drinks.
Autumn 2017 sees the bicentenary of the birth of one of the most deeply affecting of German writers, Theodor Storm. Although his name is familiar to some for his most celebrated work, Der Schimmelreiter (The Dykemaster), his other work of comparable stature has remained unknown to the wider English-speaking public for want of adequate translations.
Dr Lester makes clear what the English reader of classic European literature has been missing in the novellas of this master storyteller whose tales of small-town burgher life in the North Sea coastal region of northern Germany attain the status of tragedy.
She draws attention to Denis Jackson’s series of pioneering new English translations of Storm’s major novellas. His sixth and latest selection consists of the single historical novella Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family, published this month, a narrative tour de force spanning several generations during the devastating Northern Wars between Sweden and Denmark and allied European powers.
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Baudoin: Graphic novels in music
15th November 2017 - Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT - 19:00 - 20:30
Artist in residence for the South Ken Kids Festival, Baudoin is a prolific and muchloved author and illustrator of graphic novels. Winner of three Alph-Art prizes from the Angoulême Festival de la Bande Dessinée, Baudoin is known for his work adapting famous biographies such as Dalí, or fairy tales such as Peau d’Âne (Donkey Skin), as well as his passion for portraying, travelling, and nature. He invites his London readers to a special evening of music and live drawing, followed by a conversation with Paul Gravett, director of Comica Festival.
The event is aimed at ages 13+ and families, and will be held in French and English.
Book your ticket from the Institut français.
Books by the author can be purchased on the day at a book stall run by the European Bookshop.
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