Evie Wyld

European Union Prize for Literature event at Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival recently announced its 2015 programme, which features a event focussing on the European Union Prize for Literature. This talk, entitled ‘International Literature and European Understanding’ and taking place on Sunday 30 August, is part of the Talking Translation strand which champions the role of the translator and considers the creative, linguistic and political challenges required to take stories across borders.

2014’s British winner Evie Wyld is joined by two 2015 prize winners, Italian author Lorenzo Amurri and Norwegian novelist Ida Hegazi Høyer, to discuss the power of literature across different languages. The conversation is chaired by deputy director of English PEN, Catherine Taylor.

Take a look at the full programme for The Edinburgh International Book Festival, running from 15-31 August 2015. Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 23 June.  

The European Union Prize for Literature recognises the best emerging authors in Europe and is supported by Creative Europe. Each year 12 talented young writers from across the continent are selected. 

Photo: Evie Wyld