Tadeusz Borowski

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

Emil Andreev

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Author of the biggest Bulgarian bestselling novel "Glass River" that won numerous awards. He is a professor, editor and lector at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University.

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”,

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.

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.


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.

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 "[email protected]" 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.