Literature

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14 January 2021

Amélie Nothomb: Belgium’s most eccentric writer?

To get to know Amélie Nothomb is to get know Belgium itself. The writer, like the country, is full of contradictions. Belgium is just a third […]
14 January 2021

5 books that make you want to explore the Amazon

Great books have an incredible ability to transport you; one minute you’re sat on the sofa finding your page, the next you’re exploring a far off […]
28 December 2020

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2020

It is now part of the holidays tradition, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released his annual list of his top five […]
23 December 2020

10 books to buy as Christmas gifts this year

The Holiday Season is around the corner and the pace of our day-to-day responsibilities will hopefully start to slow down. We will have more time to […]
22 December 2020

A (Reluctant) Guide to Beckett’s Paris

On this day, 22 December, in 1989, in Paris, Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett died. It was five months since the death of Suzanne, his companion of […]
12 November 2020

Top 10 literary cities

If your idea of holiday heaven is bound up in books, then these destinations are for you. 1. Dublin Ireland, with a population of under five […]
4 November 2020

7 Famous writers who stayed in Brussels

In the spring of 1816 an episode of chance made Lord Byron’s stay in Brussels longer than desired. His original plan was to travel straight to […]
14 October 2020

6 European Female Poets on how
literature can make us travel in 2020

Sound travels from vowel to vowel, it jumps from one syllable to the next. A sequence of words enters our ear, touches our retina, then the […]
12 October 2020

5 beautiful libraries in the world

In times where physical travel can sometimes be difficult, there is no better alternative than a good book to discover the world. A fine piece of […]
29 September 2020

Traveling through literature:
Ten years of Transpoesie

Language is an apple with magical juices. It has the power to make us dream and reshape our minds. One crafted sentence and the world looks […]
22 September 2020

How many journeys? 10 years of language diversity in Transpoesie

For 10 years, TRANSPOESIE has celebrated language diversity, inspired by the European Day of Languages marked on 26 September every year. This year’s edition will include […]
20 August 2020

Ocean Vuong announced as
the next contributor to Future Library

Acclaimed Vietnamese American writer and poet, Ocean Vuong, has been named as the seventh writer to contribute to Future Library. Vuong will hand over his manuscript […]
29 July 2020

Five Writers’ Homes
You’ll Want to Visit

To visit a writer’s house is to glimpse the inner life of a creative spirit. Unlike musicians or painters, writers need no special equipment or environment, […]
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