17th Authors’ Reading Month 2016. Guest of Honour: Spain (on the anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes)

17th Authors’ Reading Month 2016. Guest of Honour: Spain (on the anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes)

The 17th Authors’ Reading Month literary festival takes place in July 2016 in the following four participating countries: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine. The event will take place simultaneously in all four countries and last for 31 days. It's a summit of 62 top writers from the participating countries - half of them will be from Spain -, who, during their five-day tour, will become their country’s ambassadors. Guest of Honour of this year is the Kingdom of Spain.

Programme-wise, the festival consists of two sections: a ‘Home/Domestic’ section and an ‘International’ section. Writers of many different countries have appeared in the latter, including authors from Scotland, France, Canada, Ukraine, and others. In 2016, the international Guest of Honour to be the Kingdom of Spain. So 31 Spanish writers, thinkers, intellectuals will appear in the five cities of the abovementioned four Central European countries. 31 local authors will accompany them.

AC/E supports the participation of the following writers whose literary tour will last five days, starting in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, and continuing to Wroclaw, Poland, the European Capital for Culture in 2016. The next day, the writer will return to the Czech Republic, performing in Ostrava, the black heart of Europe, and then continue to Košice in the Eastern part of Slovakia. The tour will culminate in Lviv, Ukraine, the centre of the formerly Habsburg Galicia. 

David Llorente: A Spanish Voice in the Heart of Prague (21-27 June 2017)

Eduardo Moga, From Lawyer to Writer (24-30 June 2016)

The Everyday Singularity of Rosa Montero (27 July - 2 August 2016)

The Divine Comedy of Ernesto Pérez Zúñiga (7-13 July 2016)

Jesús Ruiz Mantilla: A Reporter with a Writer’s Heart (19-25 July)

Xavier Farré: Fighting for the Languages of the Minorities (23-29 July 2016)

Pablo García Casado, an Embodiment of Andalusian Lyricism (28 July-3 August 2016)

Reporting on the Eastern Bloc: Ignacio Vidal-Folch (2-8 July 2016)

Adolfo García Ortega and his postcards from Valladolid (17-22 July 2016)

Lorenzo Silva, a Successful Crime Novelist (30 June - 6 july 2016)

Alfonso Zapico, Illustrator and Wordsmith (4-10 July 2016)

The Acclaimed Storyteller Pilar Adón (29 June - 5 July 2016)

The Secret of Jordi Llobregat (6-12 July 2016)

Carlos Be: A Man on the Stage of the World (13-19 July 2016)

A Man of Many (Literary) Faces: Luis Leante (18-24 July 2016)

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