The Austrian Riveter events

LAUNCH EVENT: British Library, 19:00, Tuesday 18th April 2023

In discussion with Rosie Goldsmith
Editor-in-Chief The Riveter magazine and Director of the European Literature Network

The Austrian Riveter: Riveting Writing from Austria
Who are Austria’s most riveting, living writers, and what are they writing about?
Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, Ingeborg Bachmann and Friederike Mäyröcker are all leading literary lights, but if you’d like to meet some of Austria’s most famous living writers, to hear what’s happening in contemporary poetry, prose and translation, join us in person for lively discussion and readings, with none other than the great Daniel Kehlmann (Measuring the World, Tyll), Doron Rabinovici (Elsewhere, The Attitude) and Kaśka Bryla (Red Ape, Ice Divers), trailblazers all.  The Austrian Riveter, which we launch on the night, is the first ever magazine of Austrian literature in English, made possible with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum London
There has never been a magazine like it, and the line-up of contributors is outstanding: as well as our three guest authors, contributors include Robert Menasse, Elfriede Jelinek, Raphaela Edelbauer, Edmund de Waal, Hella Pick and Misha Glenny. 

Free copies of the magazine are available on the night. Order copies online after 18.04. at All magazine contributors will receive their copies of the Riveter magazines by post after the launch events.

Book your tickets for the event at the British Library here.

For interviews, information about Austrian literature, translation and publishing opportunities; for media and publicity, please email:

ADDITIONAL EVENTS to celebrate Austrian literature and The Austrian Riveter magazine

London Book Fair 18.04. – 20.04.2023

The authors and editors of The Austrian Riveter magazine will be present at London Book Fair. Publishers and translators are welcome to book prior appointments through or to visit the Austrian hub @LBF* (located next to the SWISS BOOKS stand), where you can meet publishers and pick up you free copy of the magazine.

The Austrian Riveter editors and contributors are also participating in the following events:

  1. Tue 18 April, 11:05 – 11:50, Literary Translation Centre

“Literary magazines: Current Reality and Future Prospects”

With Rosie Goldsmith, Journalist, Director, European Literature Network, Sigrid Rausing, Editor and Publisher of Granta Magazine and Publisher of Granta Books, Simon Garnett, Senior Editor, Eurozine, Susan Harris, Editorial Director, Words Without Borders

  1. Tue 18 April, 15:25 – 16:10, Literary Translation Centre

“Page to Screen as Translation”

Panel consisting of two seasoned novelists and screen writers, Fflur Dafydd and Daniel Kehlmann, and emerging writer, translator and filmmaker Samvartha Sahil, in discussion with journalist Olivia Snaije

  1. Wed 19 April, 11:00 – 12:00Kaffepause“Austrian hub @LBF* 

A dedicated hour of networking with authors, translators, agents and translators from the UK and Austria – book ahead or turn up!

  1. Thu 20 April, 12:10 – 12:55, Literary Translation Centre

“Europe/UK: Opportunities and Challenges Post-Brexit”

What is the reality for publishing and the arts of the UK’s new relations with Europe? Panel discussion with movers and shakers, honest appraisal and practical guidance in UK-European collaboration. With Rosie Goldsmith, Journalist, Director, European Literature Network, Mathias Rambaud, Co-president, EUNIC London, James Urquhart and Alexandra Büchler, Director, Literature Across Frontiers.

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