The New Literature from Europe Festival returns to Scandinavia House this December. Featuring readings and discussions among leading and emerging literary voices from Europe, as well as some of America’s foremost writers and critics, the Festival celebrates important new European literature in translation.

The New Literature from Europe Festival celebrates the launch of Matei Visniec’s, How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients and Other Plays. This anthology of Visniec’s dramatic work collects seven of his most impressive and outspoken plays to produce a bold and unflinching critique of politics and society.

Presented in cooperation with Seagull Books.

About the New Literature from Europe Festival

Founded in 2003, the New Literature from Europe (NLE) Festival has quickly become one of New York City’s top literature-in-translation events, attracting 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 several New York-based European cultural institutes. All six Festival events at Scandinavia House are free and open to the public. For additional Festival information and events visit ­­­­­­­



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SAT—12-10-2016—1-2:30 PM, free