LIWRE – One of the most important literary events in Europe
The Reunion, which is one of the oldest literary events in Europe, is a meeting place for writers, translators, literary critics and scholars from different cultures. In 2019, Lahti International Writers’ Reunion will be held for the 29th time.
“My home is a writer’s home. A writer’s home has no walls.”
Soudabeh Alishahi, 2013
“We write against the world, not by writing about the world, but by rewriting the world, we write the world into existence…”
Jan Kjaerstad, 1993
The Writer Against the Rest of The World
“The best part of an author is brittle.”
Riitta Jalonen, 2017
“The most basic tools of the writer are the same as the tools of the scientist, the policeman, and the spy. To observe and remember, to question and communicate.”
Literature and Memory
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Jaakko Kankaanpää: The Translator’s Art – And What Does it Mean, Exactly?
Is a literary translator an artist and is literary translating an art form? Those are two questions one sometimes finds oneself answering as a professional literary translator. In a way the answer is self-evident: if a translated book is considered a literary work of artistic merit, it seems inevitable that the translator, as an important…
New old meeting
As the Lahti International Writers’ Reunion was launched fifty-six years ago, it immediately grasped the essential. Its theme was “The Writer and Prejudice “. Under the loop was society, the international situation, as well as the writer. The same multi-faceted inspection has continued ever since, and the Reunion has grown into a unique institution, a…