Introduced by Rosie Goldsmith
Director European Literature Network
After several months of single-country focus reviews and after producing our first print magazine ‘The Riveter’, this month we have spun the globe to include Turkey, Greece, Finland, France and Germany.
For my review I visit Turkey, riveted as I am by the latest novel by one of my favourite authors, Elif Shafak; Max Easterman journeys to Greece and Amanda Hopkinson to Finland, both to track down riveting new crime novels; Gurmeet Singh has devoured two French novels in one sitting, and both CJ Schüler and Heike Krüsemann take a closer look at their native Germany, where they discover two outstanding novels. And in my role as ‘Rosie The Riveter’, I’m extremely pleased to announce that I’ve roped in two new riveters – two new best literary friends, both generous champions of international literature – who we hope to involve in future events, reviews, cross-posting and general life-enhancement: Walter Iuzzolino of ‘Walter Presents’ (doing for TV what we attempt to do for literature) and Eileen Battersby, The Literary Correspondent of The Irish Times. If you haven’t yet succumbed to Walter’s charms, visit his website and start watching and if you haven’t yet read any of Eileen’s brilliant reviews, start here
If you have ideas for reviews, reports and events, just drop us a line. Our review pages for both May and June are also open to general European fiction (as opposed to single-country-focus) so… get riveting reviewers!
The rules are here.
In July we hope to produce our second print edition of ‘The Riveter’ to focus on Riveting Russian literature and to coincide with our Russian translation workshop and panel event at the British Library on August 3rd.
For now, enjoy April’s literary shower and see you on April 28th for our new festival ‘Writers of the World Unite’ at Waterstones Piccadilly in London and our big launch event, ‘International #Riveting Reads’, featuring amongst others, Elif Shafak!