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Events 2019

The European Schoolbooks marketing team present or take part in a variety of exhibitions and presentations throughout the year related to the languages and literatures of Europe, especially but not only French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.

We are always pleased to consider suggestions for new events. Just email us at suggest an event

To view past events please click here.

Lala Isla, Las rendijas de la desmemoria

30th October 2019 - The European Bookshop - 19:15 - 20:30

Lala Isla, en conversación con Maria-José Blanco, presentará su nuevo libro Las rendijas de la desmemoria.


Este libro es un rastreo personal a través de las historias de la Guerra Civil que contaba la familia de Lala Isla para descerrajar lo que se escondió tras sus manparas de silencio.

La investigación gira alrededor de su familia paterna y materna, ambas ligadas al golpe de Estado de 1936 con diferente entusiasmo en La Bañeza y Astorga, las dos ciudades donde vivieron respectivamente. La frase de su padre "aquí no pasó nada durante la guerra" no pudo estar más lejos de lo sucedido. A medida que Lala fue investigando y escribiendo este libro se fue resquebrajando el silencio que hubo a su alrededor.

Lala Isla nació en Astorga pero se crió en Barcelona, estudió Antropología en Madrid y ha vivido en Londres desde 1977. Ha trabajado de profesora, traductora, periodista freelance y es autora de Londres, pastel sin receta. La vida londinense vista por una española (Penguin Random House Mondadori, 2002).

Maria-José Blanco es profesora de Lengua y Literatura españolas en King's College. Su especializació académica radica en la escritura autobiográfica y en el tema del envejecimiento de la mujer en la literatura.

FILL Festival of Italian Literature in London 2019

2nd November to 3rd November 2019 - Coronet Theatre, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB

FILL is now at its third edition and it's bigger than ever!

This year's exciting programme is packed with panel discussions, readings and performances; an impressive line-up of Italian and international authors discussing literature and ideas, politics, Italy, London, and contemporary culture.

For all the details and to book your tickets, visit the website:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Organised in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute London.

The Language Show 2019

15th November to 17th November 2019 - Olympia London - Fri 10:00 - 18:00 Sat 10:00 - 18:00 Sun 10:00 - 17:00

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending The Language Show again this year as it returns to Olympia. Visit us on Stand B12 to see the latest language learning resources in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese.

If you are looking for interesting new materials for teaching and learning languages, we will have a large selection of books from Europe for you to inspect and several of our language experts and European publishers will be on hand to advise you. Some publishers will also give presentations on methods to boost language learning.

We will have a section devoted to Primary Language Learning and a range of children's books and literature for all ages.

We are offering 15% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, and to reserve your FREE TICKET, visit the Language Show website.

Riveting Germans: After the Wall

26th November 2019 - The British Library, London NW1 2DB - 19.00 - 20.30

Rosie Goldsmith for BBC Radio at the Berlin Wall, November 1989

An evening of riveting German literature with the Georg-Büchner prize-winning author, poet and essayist Durs Grünbein, German Book Prize winner Julia Franck, author of The Blind Side of The Heart, and Nino Haratischvili, author of The Eighth Life, hailed as ‘the book of the year’ in Germany.

They are joined by translators Charlotte Collins, Karen Leeder and Ruth Martin to discuss the state of German prose, poetry and translation 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and celebrate the launch of The German Riveter magazine.

Expect a lively discussion about what’s worked for UK readers, what hasn’t? And what was the impact of the East-West divide on its authors?

The German Riveter explores all these issues and features literary luminaries, from Jenny Erpenbeck to Julia Franck, Durs Grünbein to Jan Wagner – and of course Nino Haratischvili herself, who tells her own remarkable story, from Georgia to Germany.

The evening is hosted by Rosie Goldsmith, director of the European Literature Network, creator of The Riveter, the magazine with the ambition to make European literature popular and accessible across the UK. Rosie also has her own tale to tell: a German linguist who began her career at the BBC at the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago.

More information and tickets: click here.

In collaboration with the European Literature Network, the British Council, Goethe-Institut London, Frankfurt Book Fair and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany London.

Image: Rosie Goldsmith, November 1989, Berlin Wall

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