European Book Club

The Polish Cultural Institute has joined the European Book Club, and will be featuring Jerzy Pilch’s THE MIGHTY ANGEL at its meeting in September.

Founded in 2008, the European Book Club is a collaboration between a handful of New York-city based European cultural institutes: the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Czech Center, the French Institute Alliance Française, the Goethe-Institut, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Polish Cultural Institute, and the Instituto Cervantes. Each month, a different participating institute hosts a book club meeting, which is then “mirrored” at the Brooklyn Public Library later the same month—a measure just introduced due to the overwhelming popularity of the Book Club last year and the fact that so many people had to be turned away. So, for instance, Jachým Topol’s classic CITY SISTER SILVER will be discussed tonight at the Czech Center, and the mirror session will take place tomorrow night in Brooklyn. Next month, Muriel Barbery’s acclaimed novel THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG will be hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française on April 13, and reproduced in Brooklyn on April 21. The Polish session will be held in September at Solas Bar (appropriately enough), in the same second storey room of this fine East Village establishment where the St. Mark’s Bookshop reading series takes place. If you’ll be in New York then, make sure to check back here, at the Polish Cultural Institute’s website, or at the EBC’s website sometime around the middle of August for information on how to sign up.

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One response to “European Book Club

  1. This is good news.
    Stiil much Polish contemporary literature- and in excellent translation- not heard enough about
    and to be discovered by readers.

    John a’Beckett
    Co-Editor
    Warsaw Tales
    New Europe Writers

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