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The London Book Fair’18: Presentation

Lithuania at The London Book Fair Market Focus Baltic Countries Market Focus Programme 2018:

The London Book Fair’18: Lithuanian Programme

10-12 April, 2018



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The London Book Fair: Baltic Countries Market Focus 2018

The Baltic countries: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, will be the Market Focus countries at The London Book Fair in 2018. This will be a unique opportunity to see a selection of the best contemporary writers from the Baltics in conversation with UK writers and publishers.

The Baltics author delegation brings twelve prominent and engaging writers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, representing the very best of contemporary literature. The London Book Fair Cultural Programme will give a rare opportunity to meet and hear from Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian writers, who will be in discussion with counterpart UK authors in front of an international literary audience.

The delegation includes Authors of the Day:

Writer and art historian Kristina Sabaliauskaitė, the most widely read contemporary Lithuanian author. Her Silva Rerum saga is considered to be the most important Lithuanian literary event of the last decade. Writer and columnist Mihkel Mutt, one of the most provocative Estonian authors. He has published close to 40 books in genres as diverse as novels, memoirs and children’s books. Nora Ikstena, one of the most influential prose writers and essayists in Latvia. Her book Soviet Milk comes out in the UK in March 2018 with Peirene Press.

The delegation will be completed by Tomas Venclova, Undinė Radzevičiūtė and Alvydas Šlepikas from Lithuania, Maarja Kangro, Andrei Ivanov and Rein Raud from Estonia; Kārlis Vērdiņš, Luīze Pastore and Inga Ābele from Latvia. Together they represent a wide variety of literary genres, including: poetry, children’s literature, playwriting, reportage and prose.

The Cultural Programme will include events at the British Library and the National Poetry Library where readers can meet writers and take part in discussions.

For more information on the cultural programme visit The British Council web page.


Lithuania: New translations and titles in English

1. Tomas Venclova and Ellen Hinsey, Magnetic North: Conversations with Tomas Venclova (University of Rochester Press, US / Boydell & Brewer, UK) – 2018
2. Alvydas Šlepikas, In the Shadow of Wolves (Oneworld) – 2019
3. Ričardas Gavelis, Memoirs of a Life Cut Short (Vagabond Voices) – 2018
4. Antanas Škėma, White Shroud (Vagabond Voices) – 2018
5. Dalia Grinkevičiūtė, Shadows on the Tundra (Peirene Press) – 2018
6. Sigitas Parulskis, Darkness and Company (Peter Owen) – 2018
7. Renata Šerelytė, The Music Teacher (Noir Press) – 2018
8. Rasa Aškinytė, The Easiest (Noir Press) – 2017
9. Jaroslavas Melnikas, The Last Day (Noir Press) – 2018
10. Aušra Kiudulaitė and Evelina Daciūtė, The Fox on the Swing (Thames & Hudson) – 2018
11. Gintaras Grajauskas, poetry collection Then What (Bloodaxe) – April 2018
12. New Baltic Poetry, anthology (Parthian Books) – 2018
13. Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, poetry collection The Moon is a Pill (Parthian Books) – 2018
14. Marius Burokas, poetry collection Now I Understand (Parthian Books) – 2018
15. Žemaitė, Tofylis, or The Marriage of Zosė (Paper + Ink) – 2018
16. Grigory Kanovich, Shtetl Love Song (Noir Press) – 2017
17. Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea (Penguin Books) – 2016
18. Ilzė Butkutė, poetry collection Caravan Lullabies (A Midsummer Night’s Press) – 2016
19. Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė, Breathing into Marble (Noir Press) – 2016