authors

Tadeusz Borowski

Classical Polish literature author whose tremendously shocking prose was inspired by his experiences of captivity in Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps.

Frode Grytten

Norwegian master of short prose whose short story collections achieved cult status in global literature.

Josefine Klougart

One of the most important contemporary Danish female authors and a unique talent whom critics often compare to Virginia Woolf. Winner of numerous prestigious awards whose work has been translated into 10 languages.

Alessandro Baricco

The most popular Italian author who proved time and again that superb artistic prose can become a bestseller.

Johanna Holmström

One of the most esteemed younger generation voices of Finnish-Swedish literature. She published her first collection of stories "Locked" when she was just 22 years old and immediately drew attention from audiences.

Lidija Dimkovska

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Macedonian author currently living in Skopje, winner of numerous international literary awards for poetry and prose – including the prestigious EU Prize for Literature in 2013.

Rӑzvan Rӑdulescu

One of the most successful Romanian screenwriters, a representative of the so-called post-revolutionary Romanian cinematography.

Jáchym Topol

An awarded Czech prose author, poet, musician and journalist as well as an experienced human rights activist and member of the Czech underground.

José Saramago

Portuguese writer, poet and dramatist, recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Clare Azzopardi

Azzopardi is an awarded writer of books for children and adults, also prominent for her work on projects by the Maltese NGO Inizjamed aimed at promoting literature. Her works have been translated into several foreign languages and at the 2016 London Book Fair she was named one of the Ten New Voices from Europe within the Literary Europe Live project.

Willem Frederik Hermans

Classical Dutch post-war author and staunch critic of societal shortcomings and hypocrisies, renowned for a pessimistic style of “creative nihilism”,

Miodrag Vuković

This writer and journalist used his peculiar, original and virtuoso-like short stories from the late 1970s until his death in 2013 to pave the way for completely new areas in prose, thus directly influencing many of today’s famous literary authors, including his close friend Svetislav Basara.

Myrto Azina Chronidi

Experienced writer and medical doctor who published her first book when she was just 15 years old. Critics lauded her modern and unconventional writing style. Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature for 2010.

Tõnu Õnnepalu

One of the most famous and esteemed Estonian authors, Õnnepalu published most of his opus under two pseudonyms, Emil Tode and Anton Nigov. In 2006, he was elected as the best Estonian author since Estonia’s independence.

Jurgis Kunčinas

One of the most prominent and globally most famous Lithuanian writers since Lithuania gained independence. Because of vagabond characters that are often featured in his books critics compare him to Charles Bukowski and bitniks. His work has been translated into English, Russian, Latvian, Swedish, Estonian, Polish, Belarusian and German, which makes him one of the most translated Lithuanian authors.

Monika Kompaníková

As one of the most important contemporary Slovak authors, Kompaníková has been an active writer since 2001 when she started publishing stories in Slovak almanacs and magazines. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava in 2004.

Ismail Kadare

Kadare has written 45 books, while approximately ten were written about him. He is an associate of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Paris, recipient of the French Legion of Honor, winner of the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca award in 1992, first laurate of the Man Booker International prize in 2005 and the Prince of Asturias Award in 2009. His works have been translated into about 40 languages.

Sjón

An Icelandic literary star who published seven novels and nine collections of poetry that have been translated into 35 languages. He is the author of numerous texts for Icelandic singer Björk including the Academy Award nominated song from Lars von Trier’s "Dancer in the Dark".

Christos Ikonomou

One of the most esteemed contemporary authors of the younger Greek generation. His second collection "Something Will Happen, You’ll See" won the prestigious Greek national award for the best book of the year in 2011 and has become one of the most popular Greek books in the world over the past few years.

Riikka Pulkkinen

An extremely successful young Finnish author who has already published two bestsellers. Critics across the world especially praised her psychologically precise and poetic style, deep characterization and detachment from melodrama.

Dimitri Verhulst

Certainly one of the most important contemporary Flemish authors, whose work has been translated into more than 20 languages. His writing style is characterized by emphasized sarcasm, humor, but also empathy.

Magda Szabó

The most substantial 20th century Hungarian author who published more than 50 literary works translated into 40 languages during her lifetime.

Mercè Rodoreda

The most significant Catalan writer of the 20th century and author of the most substantial Catalan novel, "In Diamond Square", which she wrote in Geneva while in exile after Franco’s troops entered Barcelona.

Srđan Valjarević

One of the most read Serbian writers, winner of many awards (including the Bank Austria Literaris award, the Serbian National Library Award, Gorski list award, Prix des Lectures du Var). His books have been translated into English, German, French, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Albanian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovenian and Macedonian.

Jānis Joņevs

The young Latvian writer published his literary debut "Jelgava ‘94" in 2013 and achieved cult status among readers in the country. Winner of several major Latvian literary awards along with the EU Prize for Literature in 2014. "Jelgava ‘94" is translated into several European languages.

Beqë Cufaj

Kosovar-German writer who does literary and journalistic work. His second novel "Project@party" was published in 2011 in Albanian, then in German the following year after which it achieved great success with German, Austrian and Swiss literary critics.

Brian O’Nolan

O’Nolan is today considered, alongside James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, the most prominent 20th century Irish writer and one of the key figures of postmodern literature. Because of his employment in public administration he used several pseudonyms as a writer, with Flann O’Brien and Myles na gCopaleen as the most famous.

Hakan Günday

Günday was born on the Greek island of Rhodes in a family of Turkish diplomats, which is why he has often moved since childhood and had opportunities to meet people from different cultures and language communities. He was educated in Brussels and Ankara. "More" is his eighth novel and, according to most critics, his most impressive and mature literary achievement.